Those who love Apple most complain most bitterly.
Excerpted from Michael Tsai’s master list of grievances…
Seth Lewin: Apple no longer makes anything I care to buy. Flat statement. Sad to admit after nearly 30 years of buying their products but true. Apple could care less what its customers think or say or want, it seems.
Lloyd Chambers: The people at Apple no longer have a clue what is desirable in a computer. At this, Apple is now incompetent. Tim Cook thinks everyone should just use an iPad.
Michael B. Johnson: Very disappointed with the state of Mac hardware. No good excuses left.
Brian Benchoff: In the past, I have defended people who choose MacBooks as their laptop of choice. A MacBook is a business-class laptop, and of course carries a higher price tag. However, Apple’s latest hardware release was underwhelming and overpriced. If you’re looking for a new laptop, you would do well to consider other brands.
Steven Levy: With the exception of a novel feature called the Touch Bar — a multi-touch strip above the keyboard that Disney-fies what function keys used to do — these new machines were pretty predictable iterations of how Apple does generations these days: thinner, faster, and more expensive.
John Gruber: Rather astounding how much backlash last week’s event has generated. I can’t recall an Apple event that generated such a negative reaction from hard-core Mac users.
Greg Koenig: The sad thing about all this, is just how unnecessary it feels. It would not take much for Apple to delight hardcore Mac users.
Click here for Tsai’s full list.
Tim Cook, are you listening?