Anyway, this seems like a strange response from you, Ernst.
The risk of abbreviations. Eric guessed right. I thought that Apple being the largest company of the world (in shares) and squeezing every cent from its customers and Foxconn employees, could be represented with an A$. I'm aware the name is not Applesoft. Like Microsoft in the past it now tries to dictate what standards should be. The Flash controversy and now the new SIM standard, there are more. The Safari CM oddity in assigning monitor profiles to untagged images is considered stupid even by Colorsync gurus. Mac Safari users do not represent more than 10% of the web population, any other browser with CM running assigns sRGB to untagged images.
Rumor has it that Microsoft could switch to a similar OS CM policy, the day the only transparent CM in an OS is found in a Linux distribution like Ubuntu is not far away. That Adobe removed the "No-CM" option in Windows versions of its applications is the result of Apple's obstinate CM policies, not a result of a flaw in Windows CM.
Right now the masses use Windows on their PCs and they could get their CM perfect, now and in the past, in a transparent system that hardly changed over the last 5 years. The minority that has Macs have struggled with all kinds of CM changes, flaws, bugs over the last 5 years. Mac experts and the user "masses" alike. Just check the CM threads on many forums. The mobile masses did not get CM at all whether running Symbian, iOS, Android, though the last has more CM fundamentals aboard than the other two. Not really a problem till printers are hooked up, image editing is already happening on tablets and alike. Soon we will get another nice task on the forums and in the print shops, educate the mobile masses :-)
met vriendelijke groeten, Ernst
330+ paper white spectral plots:http://www.pigment-print.com/spectralplots/spectrumviz_1.htm
soon Harman by Hahnemühle papers included + some new Innovas.