“There once was a time when OS X came on DVDs for sale at the Apple Store and we Mac lovers would stand in line, fork over $129 and get a new version of an OS X cat, and if we were early in line, we’d get a t-shirt,” Tera Thomas O’Brien writes for Tera Talks. “After that we’d head home and upgrade our Macs and ooh and aah at all the cool things the cat thus brought.”
“Those days are gone,” O’Brien writes. “For another decade or so there were enough bugs in each new version of OS X to make experienced Mac users a bit more cautious about upgrading. If it wasn’t broken, why fix it? That cry became the moral of many stories of Mac users who upgraded to the latest and greatest only to screw up what was once a working system.”
“The same thing took place when the iPhone and iPad started to rule Apple,” O’Brien writes. “Apple says their software is better than ever with fewer bugs than ever but with more customers than ever any bugs make more noise than ever… Frankly, I wish I didn’t have to be so thorough because I miss the days of standing in line amid the growing camaraderie of fellow Apple folk, exchanging pleasantries and horror stories alike just to get a new version of something that was sure to delight and frustrate just a hour or so later.”
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MacDailyNews Take: In our opinion, the worst is behind us. Apple grew very quickly and things got a bit sideways at times. There are a lot of post-Steve employees now. We believe they’ve heard the complaints all the way to the top and have begun taking steps to shore up quality control.
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