I really doubt that there is a conspirace from Apple at work here. From my experiences in hard- and software development it's usually a lack of resources (financial and/or manpower) or nobody feeling responsible.
No matter what, the only thing you you can Apple blame for is that they update thei OS, how can they dare ?
Wow what triggered this ? I think I have find a therapist
Hi, you've got some good points so no worries about therapists..... And from what I've read you're a guy that see's both sides of the story - software and photography.
Maybe I'm mistaken again but it seems a lot of the imaging and RAW file handling depends on Core Image and I've gotten pissy even childish PM's (on another forum) from one of their team leaders basically saying, " nyah,nyah, nyah your RAW files will never, ever happen on Apple...HaHa so there take that". So my view is that while a company like C1 could pay the fee and get the new OS code, they still are left hanging for other parts of the system which is developed in house.
As an aside, I've also met Joseph Shorr, the Aperture program manager, at an event who asked me to send him a personal e-mail with my feedback on Aperture. I sent him several pages of feedback and several other messages and not once even got a simple "Thank you" reply. Aperture is the program that showed the most promise but now stuck in the mud. So maybe your bug reporting was much more useful than mine?
Apple's current emphasis seems to be in the direction of the simple home user, an to provide the digital hub for the home. They do not seem to be interested in Pro work even though as was mentioned above they tease us the possibility of it now and then.
Can you imagine what they could do if instead of working on ways to put TV shows on an ipod, they instead worked on high end digital photo imaging tools?
I've been a long time Mac user but always fail to see why so many people rush in to defend Apple like they were family. My Mac.... It's a tool and I recognize the advantages and disadvantages.