I’ve also bemoaned the loss of Dashboard here. It does something very simple well. The proposed replacements are all inadequate. From “hardly anybody even knows it exists” and “nobody uses that old junk” to “Apple didn’t support it well” to “who gives?” you’ll get every possible explanation.
For a company with $250B in the bank that finds seamlessly endless amounts of time to tinker with emojis and animojis and wristbands (a step up from socks I suppose) and try out everything from being a hip hop radio station to a TV show producer, I’d expect more effort towards their professional platform and its utility. But obviously that’s so yesterday’s thinking and by far not woke or disruptive enough for this age.
One more thing that made a Mac a Mac, will disappear. Replaced with what is to me meaningless fluff at best and bloat at worst. But hey, Apple gets privacy so all’s good and forgiven, right?
On the bright side, with less Mac advantages around, the argument why we now should finally all switch to iOS and leave this stuffy old legacy platform behind just gets so much easier. And as I’m sure several here will be quick to point out (right after we’re reminded that Apple gets privacy so all is good), this is all part of the indeed successful quest to increase APPL’s market value and that is, after all, the one and only metric. These days you don’t need happy customers for that.
And if I may, just before I go out and enjoy this beautiful day, I have two suggestions for the next “features” they might as well can since they’re either not being used or not developed for: LaunchPad and TouchBar. I promise I won’t miss either.