Originally Posted by Harrison Murchison
Taking an app from one binary to another isn't like updating firmware. The programmers had to pore over thousands of lines of code and remove dependencies that aren't allowed in Universal Binary apps.
I wonder if a client made you go back and edit changes to work previously completed. Would you feel comfortable if they expected this for free?
What makes this different is that by purchasing FCP or any other Apple product you are inextricably tied to their platform. If they change the hardware, then they should make sure that their existing users are still taken care of. Firmware is provided for free because the hardware hasn't
changed, and they want your business once you have retired that item. Itís called customer satisfaction.
The entire 'Mac Switch' campaign was based on the premise that you donít need to know anything technical to use the platform, and that everything just works as you would expect. Part of the 'Mac Promise' is that their software works with their hardware without worry. As soon as that guarantee goes away... you just have a PC with more eye candy and less hardware compatibility.
Charging $49 for a CD, that will arguably make them significantly more money in the long run, is simply a farce.