One sign of just how low the industry-wide estimation of Apple's software-making abilities has gotten is a blog post from John Gruber.
Yesterday, the top Apple blogger wrote a post saying he thought Apple should buy Dropbox, the cloud-based file-sharing service.
But later, Gruber updated his post on the topic to say: "Ideally, Dropbox will simply remain a thriving independent company."
One reason why, he said, is that "I can even see how Apple buying Dropbox might make things worse."
The full quote: " I can even see how Apple buying Dropbox might make things worse, if Dropbox were 'improved' to be more iCloud-like rather than vice-versa. Or if Apple turned it into an iCloud-only feature, locking out other platforms."
Another sign of the new conventional wisdom that Apple software for the iPhone just isn't very good is a post from Business Insider's Steve Kovach.
- Gmail instead of Mail
- Fantastical instead of Calendar
- Google Maps instead of Apple Maps
- Chrome instead of Safari
- Camera+ instead of Camera
- Clear instead of Reminders
- Evernote instead of Notes
- Addappt instead of Contacts
It was a shock when Apple fired Scott Forstall earlier this fall. Maybe it shouldn't have been.
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