This Apple today may not keep a doctor away
Several readers are in airport lounges and another is in a coffee shop and have in common the experience of checking with the Apple Store for updates and being told to install Firmware Update 1.7 for their particular build of a MacBook Pro.
The process requires restarting the computer.
When they do this the first thing they see is a screen telling them they need to be connected to the internet to go to the Apple Store, so on reconnecting their mobile broadband link the store (eventually) tells them they need to install firmware update 1.7 and restart their computer, even though they have observed the update run the computer fans at full blast while a ‘progress bar’ shows them they that they have installed the update, which the reconnected Apple Store continues to say they need to install…
Is this cycle of designer futility another brain fade like Apple Maps, or has the shop fallen into the hands of idiots?
A reporter since November 30, 1960, Ben Sandilands looks at what really matters up in the sky: public administration of air transport and its safety, the accountability of the carriers, and space for everyone’s knees.
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