Interesting Thought (For all you pilots out there)

Discussion in 'Community Discussion' started by Kestrel452, Nov 16, 2010.

  1. Kestrel452 macrumors regular

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    How awesome would it be if Apple got into the avionics business? I can just imagine how much more intuitive the interfaces would be for glass cockpits. Learning how to use the G1000 is a major accomplishment in and of itself....
     
  2. Big-TDI-Guy, Nov 16, 2010
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    Big-TDI-Guy macrumors 68030

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    I don't know... only having 2 configurations of planes, forced software updates if you want to take off... Getting restricted to specific airfields - even if you have hangers elsewhere. Spinning beach ball of death...

    No, I don't want BSOD, either.
    :p

    In all truth - there are a LOT of fields I wish adopted Apples mantra of end-user ease-of-use. Just this morning I was irritated at how utterly (nonsensically) complex a simple light timer was to set.

    At work I contemplate integrating the scroll wheel and multi-touch into the hardware I build... but in my field - that won't fly. (sadly)
     
  3. GoCubsGo macrumors Nehalem

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  4. dmr727 macrumors G3

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    Heh - so true! And you'd be forced to use glossy screens that end up being mostly unreadable in sunlight.
     
  5. Mexbearpig macrumors 65816

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    I just hope it multitasks.
    In seriousness, it would probably be just like Xserve. Nice, but not enough market for it.
     
  6. Kestrel452 thread starter macrumors regular

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  7. quagmire macrumors 603

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    The G1000 in Riddle's planes are glossy only. Damn you Garmin stealing from Apple....... :p
     

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