As I sit here reading a long list of emails, blogs, major news articles and twitters all bemoaning the fact that nothing is working right today for Apple, I just shake my head and ask, “Just How Dumb Can Apple Be?”.
We all remember the problems getting the original iPhone to authorize via iTunes last time right? What made anyone think it would be better this time around? Then what could you possibly do to make things even worse then they would normally be with the release of the new iPhone? How about updating software and opening the new iPhone apps store on the same day?
If all this wasn’t a cause to fire someone, anyone just to prove a point that it was stupid, they go and switch the .Mac service over to .Me on the same day. Amazing, just amazing.
Why not get .Me out of the way first, make sure all the bugs are out and make certain that all the new subscribers are subscribed and eagerly waiting the next step. Then the following week you can release the new 2.0 iPhone and iPod touch updates and make sure that they are all working right and that the servers have all the downloads out of the way. Then the next week open up the iPhone app store and watch the millions and millions of users download and purchase new apps until the servers cry uncle and squeeze out that last game of Super Monkey Ball for the week and then, finally, then, sell the new iPhones and authorize them?
This was just the perfect storm for Apple, not because the unexpected happened, but because the expected did happen and Apple was too dumb to figure that out. I love you Apple, but you deserve all the bad press, and ill will you are about to receive over this disaster.