I have always looked at Steve Jobs and felt a synergy to him in my own life struggles, although in such a micro way to his massive achievements.
I felt as if I understood what he was trying to do and also his determination to make the best he could and also how daunting for others around him that could be. Yes I am as determined and twisted to get it right but as I said on a micro scale in comparison.
Anyway he still is an inspiration to me and I continue to try and do the best I can with the little money and energy I have and almost no external support. Over 8 years working on my iTunes LP’s should tell you how determined I am to get it as good as I can.
I did a blog mentioning the new guy at the helm of Apple and I suppose I was trying to compare apples with oranges, which is never fair so for that I feel a bit guilty although for me the sentiment is still real.
Tim Cook is someone I know nothing about (I most likely knew nothing about Steve jobs but I could feel his presence in the company and the products as I am sure others did).
Recently Tim Cook did something I would say was clearly Tim as he took a stand as Apple used its power to support gay rights in Arizona and also at the share holders meeting he made it clear that he would never weigh the right thing to do, against a return on investment, both of these statement and real actions have made me realize just how cool in a different way he is.
All this sounds like I am bonding with a new head of Apple and maybe I am? But in truth something really bad would have to happen for me to really drop what I believe to be a unique and un comparable global company, who in every day of my life helps me to achieve my own goal’s through using their amazing tools.
But i still feel that there is trouble at Apple and it’s something that could make the whole barrel of apples rotten.
I know it’s not just me and I’m a fan but I am seeing it happen and it’s never happened before in my love affair with Apple.
Freezing and glitches, what? This cannot be Apple software? No please say it’s my computer that’s faulty but not the software. That would be like an uncontrollable infection that could kill all that Apple has built up over their lifetime.
“It just works!” that’s the catch fraise, that’s the first of many things that truly defines Apple from Microsoft or anyone else.
We all laugh at freezing windows computers that constantly need rebooting and badly written software that constantly needs fixing just to work, but what’s this?
My computer is having tiny little almost insignificant tantrums, like not shutting down when I tell it to or not closing a window or dare I say ‘screen freeze!’
I know about the issues with Mail and when I read it I laughed as if to be thinking “well if you want to use Google mail what do you expect” as most issues where due to Google’s un orthodox mail system and well ‘Google are evil’ so you use them you will get issues. But wait?
I got the recent update and suddenly my computer has been having little tantrums. Is it mail causing them? I don’t know as safari has been freezing and logic keeps on scanning my plugins every time I open it, which takes a long time and is annoying.
My MacBook Pro is 2 months old so I know it’s not that although I find myself wishing weirdly that it is as then I would know it’s just me and not a corporate failure to make sure everything was Apple standard perfect.
Sadly I read the message boards and others are having issues and to me this sounds like the beginning of the end unless Apple gets a grip and remember the first rule is “it just works”
If they don’t get a grip on what might be seen as minor glitches immediately then they will lose the prestige they have spent years championing and a key reason why they are so iconic, and I am not talking about losing me, I’m thinking about all those new people who are expecting a polished perfect world where everything they want to do can be done easily and as they would have imagined in a perfect polished and seamless operating system.
I can wait for the next great innovation Tim, that new watch, bigger iphone,
I’m sure your talents are stretched across all this future stuff but without a foundation of quality what’s the point.
What happened to “we don’t put it out until it’s right’…Mavericks!, Mail?
Please Tim it’s time for all hands on deck I don’t want to compare apples and oranges again but it’s always going to be like that I suppose as Steve was my hero and I feel like he would be jumping and screaming at these glitches.
I know you’re not him but you know what makes Apple great is that “It just works” …please sort it out ASAP.