As many of you know already Apple’s Final Cut Pro 10 was recently released, but not without some backlash from Professionals, the media and others. The new application was released with reviews on Apple’s official Mac App Store being less than 3 out of 5 stars with the majority of reviews getting 1 out of 5 stars.
To make matters worse, it seemed as if there was no way for educational institutions and corporate customers to buy Final Cut Pro 10 without having to buy each license individually.
To try and calm some of the angry crowd, Apple has posted an FAQ article on their website. Though it was not mentioned, It seems like Apple will break their rule that essentially says, that all purchases in the Mac App Store are final on special cases. The special cases are relating to those who are complaining that they were not happy with their purchase. This is a case in point that Apple will do whatever they can to keep every single customer happy.
This may be OK for the volume licensing side of the distribution of Final Cut Pro X, however, they have not considered the current problem of bandwidth for the download of the software. There may be some people who want to buy Final Cut Pro X, but they may not have a fast enough internet connection for the download. Additionally, there may be some people who have a fast enough internet connection, but their internet service providers only allow them to download a certain amount of data a month. There are also those who have a fast enough internet connection, but the traffic is shaped, so that only the most essential of services (such as email and basic web pages) are the fastest and file downloads are the slowest.