John Gruber on Monday, 28 November 2016
Also, this problem is not new at Apple. There are certainly growing pains with regard to Apple’s enormous size today. The iPhone’s extraordinary success creates a sort of gravity that has warped the company. But Apple ran into “can’t walk and chew gum” problems even when they were a much smaller company.
John Gruber on Friday, 13 June 2014:
Tim Cook is improving Apple’s internal operational efficiency. (…)
It has long been axiomatic that Apple is not the sort of company that could walk and chew gum at the same time. (…)
That seems like ancient history, given the magnitude of the updates shown last week in both OS X Yosemite and iOS 8.
Irony. Both OS X Yosemite and iOS 8 are the worst releases of both OS X and iOS.
I’ve bought iPhone 7 for 3499 PLN (in Polish Apple Store), 839$ for a phone and I can’t use Siri in Polish language, Spotlight suggestions, Safari suggestions, Apple Pay, QuickType Keyboard with Predictive Input, Apple News, iCloud for iTunes movies; Apple Maps sucks so much in Poland that they can’t even find main street in agglomeration with over 1 million people because it has “Avenue” in official name where Google Maps has a Street View and 3D Maps. Handoff/Airdrop are completely unreliable with my early 2013 Macbook Pro. And you know what is in common for all those services? Tim Cook as a CEO of Apple when they were introduced.