I really should know better, but I get suckered in every time by Apple’s ‘Special Events’ and their ‘land of milk and honey’ promises. If you’re unaware, Apple recently released OSX Lion and iOS5 to power Mac’s, iPhones and iPads.
So dutifully, I upgraded my Macs, iPhone and iPad to the new wonders promised by the clever marketing of Apple. Some updates paid and some free. So I’ll be gentle on the free upgrades in my appraisal. Mind you, It’s hard to be generous in my appraisal when both work as well as a three legged donkey on Prozac.
Quite honestly, both Lion and iOS5 are proof in my opinion that software giants, all the way back to Microsoft in the 90’s, have the particularly grating habit of releasing crap that doesn’t work onto the market in order to replenish their bank balance. The fact that it doesn’t work as promised is explained away by saying that an upgrade will be available to fix the the things that don’t work. Oh yes, but like when?
As I write this post, there are a number of functions that I could easily do before upgrading that are now not working. Little things like connecting between my devices and having them talk to each other. They did it before, so it’s not rocket science. Little things like connecting to the Internet. Did it before. Not so happy about it now. Little things like doing a back up. Did it before, but now it’s a difficult and hit and miss affair. Little things like sharing my documents. Did it before.
On and on I could go.
The phrase ‘daylight robbery’ springs to mind each time I turn on my Macs, iPhone and iPad now. No wonder they are the most profitable company in the world. When you sell crap for money, and people buy it, you’re bound to get rich.
For a while anyway.