Apple Design Flaws
People used to love their Mac computers with a passion
for the impeccable design.
But those days are sadly over.
After the death of
Steve Jobs in 2011,
has made a number of serious
technical blunders. This page is devoted to listing them with the hopes
of getting Apple back on track before it destroys their company.
Many power users are refusing to buy new produces and upgrade
older products because of these problems.
FEEDBACK TO APPLE about Mac OS X
CALL: 1 800 676 2775 and ask to talk to a technical advisor.
Inability to run Java programs on my iPad.
Evj runs in Java and demonstrates how information is
gained by biological systems during evolution.
Apple prevents it from running on an iPad
because they won't allow
Java on the iPad.
Apple, people bought and own their iPads!
Anyone should be able to put any software they want
Arguments about Java being slow are irrelevant.
Destruction of Expose and Spaces.
In Mac OS X 10.6.8 Expose and Spaces were near perfection (they still
had one technical flaw).
destroyed by replacing it with "Mission Control".
"Mission Control" is useless for getting around windows because
all the windows overlap.
What were they thinking? The person who did this should be fired.
Reinstate Expose and Spaces!
I refuse to upgrade until this is solved.
The company binaryage has created a product that partially compensates
for this disaster:
Spaces Technical Flaw (before it was wrecked).
The technical flaw in Spaces was that when one went a new space
and clicked on an icon in the Doc for a copy of a window, for example
Terminal.app, then nothing would happen. A better design
would be to create a new copy in that Space.
Loss of Google Maps.
I am not upgrading my iPhone and iPad because if I do
I would lose the original beautifully designed Google Maps.
Apple should reinstate the Google Maps and then let their
own version compete with it.
If their map is better, people will gravitate to it.
Cutting people off from a beautifully designed tool is only
a way to lose customers.
- Apple Maps glitch could be deadly, Australian police says
(Update) December 10, 2012 by Madeleine Coorey
- Partially Resolved on 2012 Dec 14!
Google maps on the iPhone - old version on the left, new version on
the right. I have been holding out on upgrading to iOS 6 because of
this so now I have both on my phone at the same time and so could
compare them using screenshots. They are functionally similar at
first ... the scroll is now a pull tab in the lower right. But note
the compass! I didn't get the alignment quite right on the shot of
the new one, so the new screen shot is slightly not north-south.)
There is now a 3D mode like Google earth ... Thanks to Apple for
allowing the Google Maps and thanks to Google for upgrading the best
mapping system I've ever seen.
Download the new version from
iTunes Preview Google Maps
THIS ISSUE IS NOT FULLY RESOLVED
WARNING! On the iPad the new Google maps has 1x and 2x modes. 2x mode
has terrible resolution compared to the original old Google maps. DO
NOT UPGRADE ON YOUR iPAD! Google is NOT DONE!
Folder window control removed.
In Mac OS X 10.6.8
graphically opened folders have a grey button on the upper right corner,
see the example figure to the right.
This handy button was removed in
In Mac OS X 10.7. The difference is subtle. It means that when one is
working with the mouse, one need not touch the keyboard.
Switching between the two is time-expensive.
There is no reason to lose functionality!
Terminal cut/paste problem
When one uses the mouse to highlight text in a
sometimes the carriage return at the end of a line is not recognized.
As a result the lines are fused together in the cut/paste buffer.
This is a bug that I have reported but it has not been fixed.
(Note 1: the
fb script, a part of this
ToolKit can be used to edit the buffer before pasting.)
(Note 2: Following my suggestion,
Apple DID make all four sides and corners of windows controllable.
2014 Feb 10
Active program mark
The Dock shows when an Application is active with a little light
Apple is making things more unclear!
- In 10.6.8 this is very clear.
- In 10.9.1 the Application On light is faded and impossible to see.
2014 Feb 10
Icon coloring ruined
APPLE HAS A BLIND PERSON RUNNING THE SHOW!
- In 10.6.8 and 10.7.5 one could mark the entire name of icons such as files and folders with colors.
This allowed one to visualize whole patches of files in a glance.
- In 10.9.1 only a small circle in front of the name is marked.
It is no longer possible to see clusters of files!
Yes, this allows the file to have multiple color marks - the circle
gets split into up to 3 parts. But those are impossible to see
Apple wasted programming effort to produce an inferior product.
2014 Feb 14
Activity monitor display destroyed
the mem script creates a circular display of memory usage
that matches the old Apple method - but it's broken as of 2014 Feb 14.
- In 10.6.8 the Activity Monitor could be set to display
memory usage in a circle. This was extremely useful for keeping
track of how much memory programs are using.
(Note: One can use the 'purge' command to clear unused memory!
This immediately showed up in the circular display.)
- In 10.9.1 the Activity Monitor only shows 4 useless bars.
2014 Feb 14
Automated moving locations of objects in folders
When I put objects into a folder that is showing
the icon view, I put them in specific locations.
However, when I download to the folder,
instead of finding an empty spot, the OS puts
the folder in the upper left corner, displacing other icons
and messing up my arrangement.
SUGGESTION: NEVER AUTOMATICALLY MOVE LOCATIONS OF ICONS IN ICON VIEW.
Just SIMPLIFY your code. STOP TRYING TO BE HELPFUL! Stupid
come to mind!
2014 Feb 15
Control of open folder edges
In 10.9.1 one can now control the locations of all edges of open folders
(thanks for implementing this suggestion of mine),
but sometimes one wants a smaller footprint and yet the OS prevents one
from making it as small as desired. The OS SHOULD NEVER
CONTROL THE SIZE OF THE REGION DISPLAYED. The exception is
when a person requests minimization BUT the algorithm for making
the displayed open folder
fit the items inside the folder is ruined: it doesn't find the minimum
size for the open folder that fits the icons. Why is Apple unable to program
2014 Feb 26
Application store text unreadable
The text of the Application Store for Software Updates is
light gray against a white background. This is difficult to read.
ALWAYS MAKE BLACK AGAINST WHITE FOR GREATEST CONTRAST!
Come on Apple, you know better!!!
Not responsive to customers.
When a company gets too big they stop listening to people.
This could spell the doom of Apple when other companies start
doing what Apple is not.
Nothing has been resolved yet.
Tom Schneider's Home Page
origin: 2012 Dec 05
updated: 2014 Feb 20