Biggest Apple's busts of the year

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  1. CZK macrumors 6502a

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    Using this definition of bust:
    Bust: A total failure, a complete waste of time.

    Post you top 4 ( 5,6, etc) or you opinion on other's top

    1: Facetime
    2: The Beattles on itunes
    3: AirPrint
    4: AirPlay
     
  2. WiiDSmoker macrumors 65816

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    Well they already started out with a bang with the Clock.app
     
  3. Apple... macrumors 68020

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    I don't know... I thought all of your "busts" were actually decent. Yeah, some of the ideas are developing still, but I wouldn't consider them a waste of time.

    Now this one, I have to agree on.
     
  4. Bawstun macrumors 65816

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    Clock.app

    Now your phone can't make calls OR keep track of time. :p
     
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  6. CZK thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    loll forgot about that one.

    Good one
     
  7. Apple... macrumors 68020

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    It needs a bunch of improvement, so for 2010, yeah - it's a bust.
     
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    Ping was a complete success... People signed up and after 10 minutes they got bored and never went back again.
     
  9. JD914 macrumors 6502a

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    IOS4.0

    Basically the same as

    IPhone OS 1.0 of 2007
     
  10. Apple... macrumors 68020

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    I would actually use it if it had FaceBook integration and you could recommend apps to friends, etc.
     
  11. CZK thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    but...... it got GAME CENTER !!! Another bust.

    I think they should work on the real things instead of trying to fill their os with useless stuff.
     
  12. JD914 macrumors 6502a

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    Let's not forget iPhone 4 antenna, it was a design faliure.
     
  13. JASApplications macrumors 65816

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    same but the problem is it doesn't! Maybe they will update it sometime with those features but after it's first failure I'm not sure people will give it a second chance.
     
  14. Apple... macrumors 68020

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    It needs improvement, but I wouldn't call this a bust either.
     
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    Exactly! Instead of a decent notification system we get ping and game center.
     
  16. rhinosrcool macrumors 65816

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    The Beatles (not Beattles) has been a huge success. What criteria are you using to determines busts?
     
  17. Apple... macrumors 68020

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    His own opinion. Which means none of them are busts, depending on how you look at it.
     
  18. CZK thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    They feed the hype of something big.

    The Beatles are big

    The Beatles ON ITUNES ..... is not.

    Maybe financially its been a succes but in 95% of people 's mind ( percentage can be argued) its a total fail.
     
  19. Apple... macrumors 68020

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    Disagree.
     
  20. CZK thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Well, you can !
     
  21. Apple... macrumors 68020

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    Only a small percent experienced the problem. I would consider this to only be a 'small' bust.

    Thank you. :)
     
  22. DotCom2 macrumors 68030

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    I wish they would stop focusing so much on gimicks and put in some stuuf that adds to productivity and usefulness such as putting the date and not just the time at the top. How i hate having to hit home to look at the Calendar. Also, how about an LED email indicator, etc. etc.etc. And most of all, how about a "Delete All" from the Trash folder!
     
  23. Apple... macrumors 68020

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    Got my fingers crossed for iOS 5! The preview event is only a few months away!
     
  24. JD914 macrumors 6502a

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    Good points made but this is Apple were taking about. Updates and upgrades are spoon fed at a rate steve jobs sees fit.
     
  25. DotCom2 macrumors 68030

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    Yeah, I know but isn't that what we are discussing here?
    How lame it is for Apple to be that way?
     

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