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2017 Survey of Opinions on Apple
« on: January 29, 2018, 07:21:39 PM »
The "Report Card" is a summary of respondents to the third yearly survey by six colors. Seventy-five people were asked sent the survey, 50 responded, two of whom requested anonymity. Many wrote additional comments some of which are mentioned in the report.

I share many of the same feelings and have no idea if anyone at Apple will even see the results. How does the survey results mesh with your own opinions?

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Re: 2017 Survey of Opinions on Apple
« Reply #1 on: January 29, 2018, 07:35:42 PM »
Certainly glad to see the "C" grade for software. Federighi take notice and be glad the (apparently) easy-going T Cook is CEO.

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Thanks for sharing. (Re: 2017 Survey of Opinions on Apple)
« Reply #2 on: January 29, 2018, 10:49:21 PM »
Dear X-Air, Felix, and WeatherCat Apple observers,

Thanks for sharing this X-Air.  I have a feeling that Apple is still benefiting from something of an iOS "honeymoon," but there is plenty that Apple management should looking into given the feelings of the Apple faithful.

Cheers, Edouard

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Re: 2017 Survey of Opinions on Apple
« Reply #3 on: January 30, 2018, 08:05:05 PM »
"Apple's Decision to Delay Some New Features and Focus on Software Quality Extends to Mac"

http://www.macrumors.com/2018/01/30/apple-focus-on-software-quality-extends-to-mac/

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Re: 2017 Survey of Opinions on Apple
« Reply #4 on: January 30, 2018, 11:09:19 PM »
They haven't really been a "computer" company for a long time...the real money is in a hand or a wrist. It costs too much to displace enough air for a desktop machine! That's why iMacs are very wide and tall but extremely thin. [lol]

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Thanks for sharing (Was: 2017 Survey of Opinions on Apple)
« Reply #5 on: January 30, 2018, 11:51:11 PM »
Dear Felix, X-Air and WeatherCat Apple faithful,

"Apple's Decision to Delay Some New Features and Focus on Software Quality Extends to Mac"

Thanks for sharing.  I don't think Apple had much choice in the matter.  I do hope they don't simply defer some work, but overhaul their QA procedures.

They haven't really been a "computer" company for a long time...the real money is in a hand or a wrist.

Unfortunately, that may be true from the end-user perspective, but there is a serious naivety in this idea.  Real content (from software to serious audio, still photos, and videos) all require the sort of software that only is effective on a real computer like a Mac.  I'm not expecting any feature films to be developed on an iPad anytime soon.

So the market for Macs may be limited, but Apple absolutely has to continue to make top-notch equipment for the pros who need it.

Cheers, Edouard

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Re: 2017 Survey of Opinions on Apple
« Reply #6 on: January 31, 2018, 01:02:17 AM »
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So the market for Macs may be limited, but Apple absolutely has to continue to make top-notch equipment for the pros who need it.
Alas, the "Pro" user base is even smaller than the consumer base. On the other hand, there are some firms that buy huge numbers of Macs, also. None of these users/uses is a guarantee that the Macintosh will be around in even 5 years.

The point is, professional and business users/purchasers will find what ever company meets their needs, even if employees don't like it. Therefore, Apple is not now nor will it be in the future, the sole source of computers for any market. The code for all current consumer operating systems is all compiled for the same hardware: a 64-bit Intel cpu. A compiler for any OS can run on that cpu. Developers may not need a Mac to compile software for an iDevice in the future, it just happens to be the only hardware that currently has one (as far as I know). After all, most of the core bits of the Mac OS was built on a Next PC.