Steve Jobs says next release of Final Cut Pro “will be awesome”

Wed, Apr 14, 2010


Steve Jobs is on an e-mail tear lately. In what may be his longest email response to date, Jobs addressed the future of Final Cut Pro.

None too pleased with the most recent Final Cut Pro update, a Mac Soda reader emailed Jobs to get some clarification regarding Apple’s continued interest in the software.


Getting worried about Apple’s interest in Final Cut. Last updates were not stellar. I heard a bunch of engineers were dropped too – give us a sign you still care about Pro Video, not just the iPad.



Steve Jobs responded:

We certainly do.  Folks who left were in support, not engineering.  Next release will be awesome.

via Mac Soda



2 Comments For This Post

  1. DJ Joe Says:

    Of course he says its going to be awesome? What is he going to say, that it’s an average update with a lot of useless filler features?


    No seriously, I’m looking to get back into FCP in a big way and the overall quality of the app, stability, and features will decide for me whether I make this huge investment of time and money or not.

  2. Schmellen Says:

    “Folks who left were in support, not engineering.”

    THAT IS UTTER BULLSHIT. The fact is that 25-30% of Pro Apps was laid off, with equal representation from engineering and support.

    Employees understand business decisions. It may not be convenient, but when handled well, there’s not much to complain about. Up until now, that’s been the case.

    BUT LYING ABOUT IT IS CROSSING THE LINE. Jobs is lucky that the people let go are professionals who have chosen not to divulge much. But lying about what happened is asking for further disclosure.

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