Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 26th Jan 2012 15:13 UTC
Mac OS X "It's no longer possible to write a single app that takes advantage of the full range of Mac OS X features. Some APIs only work inside the Mac App Store. Others only work outside it. Presumably, this gap will widen as more new features are App Store-exclusive, while sandboxing places greater restrictions on what App Store apps are allowed to do." Anybody surprised by this, here's the clue stick. Please proceed to hit yourself with it.
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RE[3]: No MacOS X for me.
by lucas_maximus on Thu 26th Jan 2012 19:24 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: No MacOS X for me."
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But also that older applications won't work any longer, so I'm not sure this would be such a good idea.

Maybe this won't seem a big deal to people used to the $0.99 apps, but other people have made quite an investment in software, you know? Not to mention that some applications are no longer maintained and won't receive an update -- and can't be easily replaced anyway.


Apple don't tend to care. They care about getting cash off of you quick. TBH if you want a cross platform app ... make it some sort of HTML 5 thing.

Apple are doing quite well especially in the business sector.

Pretty much every upper management I know is requesting iPads and iPhones. While Android is outselling iOS ... most of the people that are using their devices on the net are using iOS devices.

BTW I have worked at one large UK charity and now a large UK gambling company.

Edited 2012-01-26 19:27 UTC

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