: What's up with Apple Downloads?


CubaMark
Apr 21st, 2010, 12:35 PM
Apple Downloads (http://www.red-sweater.com/blog/1194/apple-downloads)

A few weeks ago, Apple ruffled feathers in the developer community by quietly removing the link to the Downloads section from its formerly high-profile location in the main navigation bar on its home page. This disappointed many of us, as it will likely lead to far fewer casual visitors to the Downloads section, and consequently, far fewer click-throughs to our product pages.

Recently, The Unofficial Apple Weblog observed that Apple has stopped updating the Mac downloads directory entirely. For those few apps that happened to be among the last admitted into the directory, this is a boon. They are permanently fixed as the “most recent” updates, since March 26. For the rest of us, this does not bode well.

(RedSweaterBlog (http://www.red-sweater.com/blog/1194/apple-downloads))

screature
Apr 21st, 2010, 12:54 PM
Welcome to 3 weeks ago. ;) ;)

Where is the Apple "Downloads" page? (https://www.ehmac.ca/anything-mac/85517-where-apple-downloads-page.html)

CubaMark
Apr 21st, 2010, 01:31 PM
...errr..... Ooops!

http://blogs.uct.ac.za/gallery/669/Oops.jpg

rb42
Apr 21st, 2010, 02:01 PM
Is this the page you are looking for?
Apple - Support - Downloads (http://support.apple.com/downloads/)

Regards

eMacMan
Apr 21st, 2010, 02:02 PM
Still the it is sad that Apple has abandoned third party download support altogether.

screature
Apr 21st, 2010, 02:07 PM
^^^ No that's not the page but you can get to it from there by clicking on the Third Party Downloads link. This used to be featured very prominently on the site. Apparently Apple doesn't have the same interest in promoting third party software developers any more.