iTMS loses track of what songs I own.
iTunes will not sync my music to my iPhone correctly.
iTunes has also deleted entire libraries full of irreplaceable music.
macOS High Sierra shipped with not one but at least two root access bugs.
macOS High Sierra also exposed FileVault passwords in plain text as a password hint.
These problems are inexcusable, and it is simply untrue that Apple's quality is currently higher than average, let alone higher "than ever before."
I'm sure if I do a fresh wipe and don't restore my data I'll be back to normal. And I'm sure an X or 8 is going to work great. But I don't want to _have_ to do that kind of stuff. I want it to just work. I bought into the walled garden because that locked down environment is supposed to be trade off that makes things stable and secure.
I know sunk cost is a fallacy, but in this case, I suspect the sunk costs to be rather substantial. And catching up with OSX development from the beginning sounds like almost an undoable task to me...
Or do you think other parts than the main OS should be the target of the next NeXT incident? If yes, I'd be interested in which ones. User-facing software only?
I'm wondering if this could have been a much more accessible piece of writing if it wasn't 44 tweets copied-and-pasted together.
Or, maybe many pieces of Apple s/w required a zealous overbearing quality freak at the helm to prevent their quality performance from regressing to the mean and without that cultural monolith, their other software has started to the way of iTunes.
This is almost a great piece, but it fails to identify WHY Apple was knocking it out of the park, then assumes that because Apple was insanely productive while maintaining quality that they will continue to do so.
Maybe they will, maybe they won't. Either way, I'm glad that the scope and process side of things were fleshed out in this piece.
The Apple ecosystem is huge now. I don’t think applying one SJ to all the issues would have prevented them from happening. I am very curious what the pre and post Jobs culture differences are, though.