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RE: 2013 Mac Pro Freezes Continue - Owners Have Little Recourse - Apple is Helpless

Thanks for the report John. Kind of stinky. If it's limited to the D300s, I wonder if Apple could provide an upgrade to those users to D500s. The cards are replaceable, if I understand it. Maybe they could provide the upgrade gratis in this case since it seems the normal product is a bit FUBAR.

RE: Apple Can't Keep a Secret

Thanks wab95. I hear you, andy you make a lot of good points on ameliorating the value failing at keeping secrets. I agree with a lot of this to some degree, but Apple itself has argued that secrecy is valuable. All their key passes, fogged internal windows, etc., guards to prevent access to secret items, argues that there is value to it. There is value to keeping the competition guessing till later, so that Apple enjoys more time before they are copy-catted. And Apple and its executives have gone on record, Tim Cook in particular, that keeping a secret has…

RE: Apple Can't Keep a Secret

Yea, I fear it will get slightly worse before it gets better. My hope and understanding from little birdies is that at least the iPhone "S" cycle is coming to an end. Hopefully the understand the perception issue and things will ramp up on the innovation/perception side of things.

RE: Mr. Cook, Tear Down That App

From the "great minds think alike" department, I just found an older article by Kelly Gulmont expressing much the same idea a while back. Wish I saw this earlier, but include reference here for some deserved Kudos towards Kelly. http://www.macobserver.com/tmo/article/itunes-needs-to-break-up...-with-itself

RE: Mr. Cook, Tear Down That App

Chuck, I like those combos. Thanks. Yea, I forgot all about Books and podcasts. Those are good suggestions. I already put movies and TV together. I guess the big point is to break it up into a) something more manageable and less bloated, and b) something more logical. I think better minds than my own can come up with some alternatives. That said, the content manager app I suggested is *REALLY* needed to move content from device to device. It's one of the most dark uncertain bits of of iTunes at this point.

RE: Mr. Cook, Tear Down That App

That's what App #6 is for. For it to do all that content movement. It's certainly more configurable and ambitious than iSync ever was. Also, the alternative to not breaking it up, is to keep the bloat. And that bloat, I'd say there is ample evidence for, is something that has made people hate dealing with music. As always, YMMV.

RE: Apple's Failure to Scale

http://www.macobserver.com/tmo/podcast/acm-358-the-devils-advocate-apple-scaling-and-tim-cooks-speeches Nice podcast on topic.

RE: Apple's Failure to Scale

Yea, but trucks are not halo products, they are not products driven by a demographic that is aspirational to others. Further, real truck owners don't go around making recommendations to many others about sedans. So the car analogy has it's limits, although I think it's a fair and good analogy. Further, I disagree that the problem is for the Pro users that stopped recommending apple. It's a problem for apple whenn influencers stop influencing towards apple as that is simply a scenario of lost sales for apple. Those pro level folks simply do make tons of recommendations and influence a…

RE: Apple's Failure to Scale

"Yeah but where?" Thanks for making my point.