Apple Inc. (AAPL) Software Has Nosedived According To Marco Arment


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There are concerns that Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) is losing the very quality that set it apart from the crowds and defined it. According to Marco Arment, a long time supporter of Apple, there is overwhelming evidence that Apple’s software segment has nosedived.

Who is Marco Arment?

Marco Arment is described on Wikipedia as an American iOS and Web Developer, as well as a technology writer and former magazine editor. He is known for co-founding Tumblr and creating Instapaper.

Future at stake

In a blog post, Arment agreed that Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) was doing extremely well on hardware, but the same could not be said of software that is openly failing. He noted in the post that in the past few years, the quality of Apple software has declined so much so that he is worried about the future of the company.

It seems to Arment that Apple has moved on to simply accept things just because they work. That is something that has seen the company leaving its roots as a provider of quality software. Arment further charged that Apple software now suffers from the very problems that they used to make fun of Windows users.

The embarrassments that have caught up with Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) because of its faltering software quality can be traced to a failing marketing department, according to Arment. He said that he suspected the software troubles at Apple could be caused by a marketing department that currently has too much power in the company.

Divergent views

Arment said he was not an alarmist even as he sought to give his opinion on the state of software affairs at Apple. Nonetheless, his post attracted divergent views as can be expected of a comment from such a respected developer. While others on social media platforms such as Twitter agreed with Arment that Apple software quality was failing, some said that things were still solid or at least not yet dire.

Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) recently refreshed its line of hardware from iPhones to iPads. However, if Arment’s comment is anything to go by, the company needs to do more to secure its future by revamping its software.

Neha Gupta

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