On the off-chance that Apple customer relations and marketing give two tugs on a dead dog’s dick what their end users are thinking about their product line, I will toss this post into the hat for consideration.
AirDrop’s major limitation is that it does not support data transfers between iOS 7 devices and Macs.
That’s it. I can live and prosper with the rest of their wacky intraworld, but if they don’t get this fixed pretty soon I’m going to be doing to them what Microsoft forced me to do. I’m going to buy a different O/S (think Android) and educate myself on that platform so I can get this ONE function that I ought to already have had on my Apple products for quite awhile now. I might then find a whole new ‘other’ world of functionality I didn’t or hadn’t considered. Then I’d be ‘off Apple” and I don’t think that’s what they are striving for in the long term. Now to be fair, I don’t even know if the file transfer function I am looking for even exists in the Google world, but I bet it does.
I wonder how many of us Apple fans are out here in the real world, with the same issue and thinking the same thing? I bet I am not alone. There are work-arounds to this and I am currently using them. This in no way negates my continuing frustration with what I can only deduce, in the era of supercomputing smart phones and multiple wireless transmitters, to be a self inflicted limitation being forced upon me for no reason at all.
Why is Apple trying to frustrate me and others out of their operating system? The lack of universal file transfer functionality is pure and utter hubris on their part and it doesn’t sit well with anybody who is paying any attention.