This is not an Apple-bashing-session, and there are a couple of reasons for that.
- I’m writing this post on my iPad. I own both an iPod Nano and iPod Touch. Prior to my android mobile I had a iPhone and don’t really have a bad word to say about it.
- I’m pretty sure that Apple-bashing is a rather unpleasant piece of urban slang, and I’m sure this is not a practice I either participate in or support.
No, my issue is not with Apple’s products — their market leading, future shaping products — but with the public perception of Apple as a company. For many reasons, mostly driven by their customer focus, there is this strong belief that Apple are something other than just another large American Corporation, or dare I say it, another Microsoft.
Ironically, it’s this ‘user experience’ model where I have most of my issues — largely because this is just a blur that allows Apple to remove support for products very quickly after they have been dropped from the product line.
“Would all iPhone 3G owners please make their way quickly towards the landfill, then form a queue outside your nearest Apple store. “
Of course, this does offer Apple’s customers (me) the best possible user experience but outside of that is this really the behaviour that should be lauded?
So, with the Apple Worldwide Developers’ Conference on June 6th bringing further announcements about the future of iOS I have three questions:
- What products will be left unsupported by the next iteration of iOS?
- Will I be joining the queue for the landfill?
- Good/Bad Apple?
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