Another Engineer and another shot at their former employer Apple. This time this Engineer says Apple cant do anything using the internet or online. And he gives some great examples. The Engineer says the only thing Apple has Google beat is on the Hardware.
Specifically, Gibson suggests, Google is getting better at gadget design faster than Apple is getting better at Internet services.
(Gibson is now an engineer at Tilde. He actually attributes this observation to a friend, Tom).
In fact, Gibson says, “almost everything that Apple does that involves the Internet is a mess.”
In support of this view, Gibson cites several examples:
- iCloud, née MobileMe, née .Mac, has only ever been adequate at best. I’ve heard (or been victim to) countless stories of duplicate or lost contacts, calendar syncing errors, or email downtime.