What makes you think VP9 is a second rate codec, can you quantify that?
If not, guess what that makes you.
Perhaps Youtube is something you want to watch. But riddle me this: what is it about open source video codecs that brings out the trolls?
Microsoft, EMC, Oracle and Netapp
Somehow seemed to fit.
A lot of Apple's product stasis comes down to the idiotic decision (from Jobs?) to go with fixed pixel resolution which really limits their room to manoeuver on screen resolution and aspect. While Android scales everything on the fly, Apple apps have to be recompiled, probably the source code has to change too. To dig out of that mess Apple needs to bite the bullet and go to variable resolution just like Android. But the logistics of doing that are apparently just too scary for pencil pusher Tim Cook.
Look, even Steve Wozniak says this is stupid. I say, totally typical Apple. When Jobs died Apple lost the mojo but kept the hubris.
Tim Cook: wears the turtleneck, but doesn't fill the shoes.
But its profits stay sky high.
You know Roadrunner vs the Coyote? You know how Coyote dangles in the air for a while before cratering? It's like that.
Apple remains obsessed with thermonuclear war instead of introducing products that people want. Meanwhile its market share keeps slip, slip, slipping away.
In my book, if you can breed with it, it's human. Maybe anthropologists are special.
Surely Microsoft at least experimented with inflatable dolls.