These folks are good at figuring out a better way, and altogether too eager to dump what works fine and rebuild it all from the ground up.
Well, maybe it is easier to build a new bridge than it is to rebuild a bridge while the cars are crossing the river. There’s precedent, though. Apple ditched Final Cut Pro for a new version. The same is about to happen with iPhoto and Aperture.
Apple has something new in the works, and within a few years it’ll be better than what they’re throwing under the bus today.
What about the venerable web browser. For Mac users, there’s Safari, Firefox, Chrome, and everything else makes up a percentage point or two. So, why is there a new web browser called Browse?
See? It’s a browser. A browser which, for better or worse, more or less looks like every other browser you’ve ever used. Browse resembles Safari. It’s lean and fast. That means it doesn’t have as many features as most popular browsers but, well, it’s also fast.
What you get with browse is what you kinda sorta mostly get with a mashup of other popular Mac browsers, with a few unique features thrown in because, well, you know. Different.
There’s multiple tabs, the required interaction URL search bar, bookmarks, downloads, site snapshots, and all the other goodies that when combined and totaled still don’t make Browse as useful as Safari. And, based on my casual use, if there’s a difference in webpage rendering speed in Browse, my stopwatch can’t find it.
Because my husband is cut from a similar cloth I willing to cut Browse a little slack, but only because I believe nothing improves without change. Also, nothing improves without improvement, and Browse doesn’t improve on what’s already available. Different? Maybe. A better experience? No.