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The Macalope Daily: Dear Apple, I have too much time on my hands

The Macalope | Oct. 8, 2012
Prep your fainting couches because Apple has once again outrageously--outrageously!-- violated the sacred trust between giant computer company and its shrillest and most sensitive customers!

Koetsier may know that but it's irrelevant because at VentureBeat, drama is king!

This is outrageous.

OUTRAGEOUS!

Killing the YouTube app and replacing it with nothing is even more annoying [than replacing Google-powered Maps]. But it's also insulting. And maybe even evil.

EVIL!

Evil. He wrote that. Every once in a while the Macalope feels he needs to verify with his readers that, yes, these are actual quotes from the article he's skewering because frequently they are so very unbelievable.

A mobile phone is an intensely personal piece of technology. My phone is mine. I bought it, I pay for it, I use it, and I fill it with apps.

And apparently you upgrade it without checking to see what the upgrade does.

...no one seems to be talking about the arrogance that it takes to update an operating system and delete apps that users may have enjoyed, become accustomed to, and relied on.

Possibly because we're not so horribly put out by simply having to download the new YouTube app. Maybe it's the Macalope but downloading seems a lot easier than devoting over 800 words to an angry rant about it.

Consumers, incidentally, are speaking with their fingers right now: Google's YouTube is the top free app by downloads in the app store today.

Which, the Macalope is sure, Apple is positively devastated about.

Are we so conditioned to having limited control over the iDevices we purchase that we just take this for granted?

What part of "You chose to upgrade to iOS 6!" aren't you understanding?

Behavior like this may seem minor and inconsequential.

Because it is.

This is just unconscionable...

UNCONSCIONABLE!

And it's just plain not right.

NOT RIGHT!

Koetsier seems like the kind of guy who gets really upset when all-you-can-eat restaurants put a limit on how many shrimp you can take at one time.

Note: I did ask Apple for comment on this story, but I have not yet received a reply.

Oh, no, they did reply. You just couldn't hear them rolling their eyes.

 

 

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