I am a reasonable man. I only want what is fair.
I really can't disagree with you here. Apple! Please! Don't make us Hackintosh!!!!
Is it just me, or is gaming under Yosemite a lot worse than Mavericks? I can't get 60fps in ANY game, despite having a 3GB graphics card... on Mavericks though, things just seemed a lot smoother in terms of fps.
Had you benchmarked your performance before and after Yosemite? If not, then shaddup! ;P
If yes, post your numbers pre and post, along with anything else about your system that's changed.
It might help us isolate your problem. I have noticed no worsening of performance from Mavs to Yose.
I'd pay the premium I just want the damn option. Give me a Mac Mini Pro that can take a drive or two and a decent size card. Charge me the apple tax for the card, I don't care, just give me the option.
What would that even look like, and how much would you pay for it??
Normally I don't advocate people being shot over UI decisions, but...
Apple's gotten weird with the things they upgrade and spend money to retool.
iPod Touch? Nope.
Macbook? Sure. Don't get me wrong. I'm just as glad as everyone that the MagSafe 2 connector abomination is gone. But, really? Now? This had to happen now?
iPod nano? Nope.
Mac Pro? Nope.
iPhone? Yes. Cha-ching!!
Retina iMac? Nope.
iPad? Of course.
AppleTV? Don't even ask.
iTunes? No way in Hell!
I'm wondering - does Apple acknowledge internally just how bad iTunes is? They have to, right? Especially on non-Apple hardware? They must be doing some crazy-genius-level planning over multiple years, multiple technologies that are guiding their production choices.
We know Tim Cook is a supply chain genius...mwahahaha!!
Hmmm, starting with the Apple Watch, we're seeing a compressed series of differing products using the same technologies - (Force Touch, I'm looking at you!) It's rolling out on the Apple Watch and the new Macbook first. If you haven't tried it out yet, you should. It feels indistinguishable from the old mechanical clicker in the trackpad. The only way I could tell the difference is the MBA next to it in the store made a clicking sound, whereas the Force Touch click doesn't. So, this has got to be a soft launch of FT, right? If it does well, then it will certainly show up on the next iPad and iPhone revisions, right? From there, FT's on all the new Apple laptops.
Looking at other Apple technologies and devices in the same way, what would need to happen for Apple to design iTunes from the ground up? To make people love it again? Beats incorporation? Is Beats on the Mac going to be a separate music player? A separate tab within iTunes? We know that Beats on iDevices up until now has been a separate player app. But if it continues to exist as JUST a separate app that people CAN ignore (like Apple's Podcast app), then people WILL ignore it.
I don't see Apple treating Beats like the Podcast App, as they spent way too much for people to ignore it (biggest single acquisition, remember?). What if Beats becomes a new iTunes replacement, complete with app redesign and store integration? They'd be working on new software for everything on which it runs - Watch, iPhone, iPad, iPod, laptops, desktops, ATVs. What if everything that was iTunes (including all the bad experiences users have had with it) becomes Beats from the ground up? It's even a similar naming convention, and you're only going from tunes to beats. The message is the same. This might give Apple the ability to start over in music.
If it works, it might be worth the money.