I just want to give my posting from June 12th, 2013 a revisit. My core prophecy about the changes iOS 7 brought was the following:
It’s a headshot to innovation and the ecosystem and it basically screws a lot of business models.
We now have Oct 24th, 2014 that is one year and a quarter later. And now we see the results coming in:
- Mac App Store: The Subtle Exodus
- THE DIMINISHED IPAD
- PAPERING OVER APP STORE PROBLEMS
- Price Trolls
- Users don’t hate change. They hate you.
- If iOS 9 is just bug fixes and Unicode7 Emojis, I’ll be (smiley with hearts in eyes)
- BBEdit at Max Q
- … more to come…
Why do I blog this? Because Apple gave „indie“ developers not just a headshot, they still keep shooting them down until they stop trying to get up back on their feet.