“My main concern for Apple’s future is the growing list of such products, especially the increasing number of major Mac applications,” Arment writes. “iWork for Mac is a worst-case example. Its series of substantial updates every 12–18 months completely stopped in 2009, and the 2013 rewrites don’t feel like nearly 4 years of work — they feel a lot more like a rushed 12-month effort in response to marketing threats against the iPad’s suitability for office ‘work,’ prioritizing Apple’s marketing needs at significant expense to iWork customers’ needs. The iLife apps feel abandoned, too…”
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