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  • Alley_Cat Level 6 Level 6 (16,625 points)
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    Jul 25, 2012 5:44 PM (in response to deggie)

    deggie wrote:

     

    This is not new from Apple on OS X or iOS, if the approach does not meet their standards they will not attempt it. And there really are too many examples to mention.

    I understand.

     

    I think it depends on your nature - some people would say give me the feature so I can see for myself and if my hardware won't cope I'll accept that's the issue.  Others would just carp that it didn't work.  Apple loses face either way.

     

    I think this Airplay issue however could have been handled a bit better in the advertising - many of the other 'features' are pretty inconsequential.

     

    AC

  • jbyma Calculating status...
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    Jul 25, 2012 5:45 PM (in response to deggie)

    I do think it was a helpful post, I just disagreed with the labeling.

     

     

    Understandable, not the intention. It was a quick c/p post

  • deggie Level 8 Level 8 (44,860 points)
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    Jul 25, 2012 5:46 PM (in response to Alley_Cat)

    Apple loses no face over this, there have been limitations of features based upon hardware since iOS 2.0 and OS X 10.3.x. It is par for the course and the same thing occurs with Windows updates and even more frequently with Android updates (although usually in the latter you cannot update at all).

  • ghost_reiter Calculating status...
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    Jul 25, 2012 6:45 PM (in response to moonhorse22)

    I am very disappointed in Apple. I went out three weeks ago and bought an Apple TV for this feature. Only to find out upon getting home that Apple has dropped support for one of the most advertised features of Mountain Lion for my 2 year old laptop. I paid good money for this laptop, and more good money for an Apple TV. I will be returning my Apple TV and I will not be purchasing any media from Apple for the forceable future. Very, very disappoint.

  • deggie Level 8 Level 8 (44,860 points)
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    Jul 25, 2012 6:47 PM (in response to ghost_reiter)

    So no other of the 100 or so features in Mountain Lion interest you? No other features of the Apple TV? Really?

  • finalcutbutt Calculating status...
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    Jul 25, 2012 6:52 PM (in response to Massf50)

    Feeling pretty ripped off too....what a waste of $20! Airplay was my only reason for upgrading and my 2.5 year old MBP won't work with it....funny I never saw the small print until after I purchased it. Poor comunication a Apple's part.

  • ghost_reiter Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Jul 25, 2012 7:04 PM (in response to deggie)

    200. And yes, all the UI and sharing features are fantastic, I absolutely love them. However, this was horribly communicated. I made an investment based on clear advertising about an incredible feature, only to find out that Apple had not released fine print until it was too late. I love Mountain Lion, but I no longer find any value in Apple's "hobby".

  • deggie Level 8 Level 8 (44,860 points)
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    Jul 25, 2012 7:10 PM (in response to ghost_reiter)

    I've used the AirPlay feature, it really isn't as great a deal as you think it is. Much better quality using the Apple TV with my iTunes Library to stream Movies and photos, far less delays. There are also delays in screen refresh when switching windows, etc. I see limited use of this feature in everyday work.

  • Robert Breeding Calculating status...
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    Jul 25, 2012 7:18 PM (in response to moonhorse22)

    I can't express how disappointed I am that this feature is not available on my mid-2010 Mac Pro w/ a ATI Radeon HD 5870 card. There was nothing, NOTHING else I was looking forward to in Mountain Lion. And I can't even upgrade my MacBookPro. Not a fun day.

  • Robert Breeding Level 1 Level 1 (5 points)
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    Jul 25, 2012 7:23 PM (in response to deggie)

    @Deggie

     

    I beg to disagree. There are many people here with whom Apple has lost face because they were sold a feature they cannot use. We don't expect this sort of behavior from Apple. Others, perhaps, who have to sham the public to sell their product but not a company who has a quality product. Now they could use a bit better quality in the marketing dept. They don't have to stoop to shady practices.

  • jbyma Level 1 Level 1 (15 points)
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    Jul 25, 2012 7:41 PM (in response to Robert Breeding)

    I am a strong Appleite and only have been for less than 2 years. Mainly through being a K-12 Music educator. I have a recording studio in the room, three portable music stations (MBP) and 3 iPads in the dept. that enable the kids to learn at an excellerated rate. We now also use the iPad in conjunction with a 44" flatscreen with the Apple TV that is patched into an audio system in the room. ITS AWESOME. Though my personal MBP is out-dated for the airplay and I too am discouraged, the other MBP in the dept will be able to utilize this app. And with the great forum, found the ability to still do this with AirParrot.

     

    The mistake Apple made was promote the ML system requirements as one package, when in fact, I feel it would have been better to do so per utility within the package. There was literature out there stating requirements, but you would have only found it if you were looking. I do agree that watching the keynote presentation made followers feel that any MBP 2007+ would work with all the features, but as a paranoid tech user, I wanted to make sure.

     

    Again, I too, am not happy. But as an educator, it needs to be looked at in perspective. 2 years ago I would bash Apple on price, practices, etc. Now that we've actually had them in hand, I'll never go back to PC, nor promote it. Even though I can't do what I want to do with my 2010 MBP, I can still do a great deal more on my 2010 computer than most 2011/12 PC's can do.

     

    I can only hope that Apple finds these posts, (and the reviews in the APP store are reflecting these) and works hard to correct if possible.

     

    Just some words from a dissapointed, yet thankful public educator.

     

    JB

  • Myekie Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Jul 25, 2012 8:07 PM (in response to Robert Breeding)

    I'm feeling very ripped off. My 2010 Mac Pro with 16gig of ram and 1gig Video Card isn't as powerful as a 2012 Macbook Air?

  • deggie Level 8 Level 8 (44,860 points)
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    Jul 25, 2012 8:10 PM (in response to Myekie)

    Not in this case, no.

  • Alpesh Gor Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Jul 26, 2012 6:56 AM (in response to moonhorse22)

    Some of you Pro users seem to forget that Pro Users no longer are important to Apple!

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