Weekend Poll: Should Apple ditch year branding for its iLife and iWork software?
According to Apple, "Pages '09 is both a streamlined word processor and an easy-to-use page layout application. It allows you to be a writer one minute and a designer the next, always with a perfect document in the works."
Pages '09 was last updated on December 4, 2012. It is a vital, active and very much alive product, even in the early days of 2013.
In the years before online distribution was practical, Apple operated in a world of CD and DVD distribution. Every year or two, they'd issue a new iLife or iWork release, appending the year to mark it out as a refreshed product.
Disc is dead. Isn't it time for Apple to drop the year branding? After all, they've already moved past that kind of version-specific issue with newer apps like iBooks Author. In its second release, iBooks Author 2 is promoted on Apple's site simply as "iBooks Author." No "2." The version is irrelevant.
What do you think? Should Apple walk away from its year branding? Drop your vote into this poll and then join in the comments with your thoughts.
|Hell no. Without versions, Apple won't have an incentive to rewrite their tools. iLife in particular needs a proper refresh, not just an update.||413 (19.0%)|
|No. Consumers like the naming. It's quaint. And retro.||68 (3.1%)|
|Yes. They're being updated regularly and the years make the products feel unnaturally dated.||1226 (56.3%)|
|iWork should, but not iLife||51 (2.3%)|
|iLife should, but not iWork||31 (1.4%)|
|I am a banana||363 (16.7%)|
|Something else. I'll explain in the comments.||25 (1.1%)|
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