supplied by the manufacturer of those devices and not Apple ?
For all the hype around Yosemite regards enhanced connectivity and moving forwards into the bigger IT picture it is perhaps time to review if Apple has lost sight of its core customer base.?
Regarding connectivity I personally do not have an iPhone,and if I did I am not sure how much utility making calls from my Mac, and having the conversation broadcast on my computer speakers would be of worth to me. None is my answer !?
Now the graphics - the one colour desktop folders and the dumbed down Dock icons. ! This may well look good to the non visually literate, but really they are at Kindergarten level. They are less intuitive and less recognisable than icons in previous OS iterations such as Mavericks and thus make navigation into modules in the Yosemite IU more tricky. Text Edit for example is much less easy to instantly recognise.?
Oh and did I say that the desktop folders have the choice of one whole gaudy blue colour. Great to have even a tiny choice of this one colour you guys at Apple !!?
So the UI is a FAIL for me.?
Graphics and photography?
This was the traditional customer base for Mac users and Apple may be enlightened to learn that there are still probably millions of Mac owners around the globe where this is the raison d'etre for Mac ownership. This was one of the 3 primary reasons I abandoned IBM / Windows earlier this year and bought a Mac Pro.?
I was happy with Mavericks and all my core graphics software integrated well. Not with Yosemite.
This is a list of unforgivable issues I now have with Yosemite::
Lightroom Vs 5.x cannot effectively print. The printer drivers for my Epson pro 3880 printer will not integrate into Lightroom (they did in Mavericks) and so I cannot print. The fixes (updating the latest Epson printer drivers into the OS) did NOT work.?
DXO Optics Pro no longer integrates into Lightroom.?
DXO Optics Pro Vs 9.5.2 does not load. The designated fixes (deleting then reinstalling this version of DXO) do not work. I had to spend 69 USD to upgrade to DXO Vs 10. This now loads and what is more it opens the full functionality of my printer. Yippee - I can print my photographs again (luxury). ?
Lightroom still cannot do this and I see NO fixes for this right now. But at least I have a work around. ?
Apple might argue that we do no longer need to use our native software and could just use Cloud based processing. But I have a medium format digital camera, process up to 100 raw files a day each file being 50-65 mb. Up and downloading this amount of data has costs.?
A lot of data. A lot of cost. And an outrageous carbon footprint.?
So this is a message to Apple
1) Some of your users are photographers and graphic designers?
2) Some of your users like to work with their own in house software?
3) Some of your users like to print documents and photographs for their clients (or themselves)?
4) Some of your users do not have unlimited budgets for data use?
5) Some of your users do not like dumbed down icons?
6) Some of your users like to configure their UI, at least to a small extent?
7) Some of their customers are professional photographers with big cameras and high workloads?
If Apple ignores a core traditional customer sector they will lose them. That market is far from dead. That market will find a platform that supports their needs. I sense that Apple is in danger of losing its main point of difference and will become more Microsoft like. The days of mainstream computing choice may soon be gone
I was disallowed by Apple to publish this on its official customer blog site