Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 31st Oct 2016 14:15 UTC

Since I'm sure some of you are already angrily typing comments about my claim that the new MacBook Pros aren't designed for professionals at all - on purpose! - but for affluent regular consumers, here's Mac developer Michael Tsai's summary of the community's responses to the new MacBook Pros.

I was really disappointed with today's Apple event. It seems like Apple has either lost its way, that it has lost touch with what (some of) its customers want, or that it simply doesn't care about those customers. Developers are a captive audience, and creative professionals can switch to Windows, I guess. Apple no longer considers them core.

There's nothing particularly wrong with what Apple announced. I like Thunderbolt 3. The display looks good. I'm not crazy about Touch Bar, but it does seem potentially useful. The problem is that the MacBook Pro is not a true Pro notebook.

I really think this line is the core reason why the Mac is being neglected:

It has seemed clear for a while that the CEO doesn't really understand the Mac, or simply doesn't like it that much, and that's a problem for those of us who do.

Ding, ding, ding.

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RE: UNIX nerd days are long past
by theTSF on Tue 1st Nov 2016 14:26 UTC in reply to "UNIX nerd days are long past"
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That was the mistake that Microsoft had made. If in the long term you are developer unfriendly it will bite you back.

Early versions of OS X was a joy to do real work on. The UI was simplified so you are not fussing about trying to get it to work, and having the OS do it. But you had quick and easy access to go further and the features that let you do stuff beyond simple computing.
Later versions they started to be more media focused which got to a point where it wasn't a good OS to use for real work. And I switched back to Linux, because I needed to do the work. Not have a bunch of full screen apps.

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