Get on Apple's case about Bootcamp

Accessibility Advocacy

Hey guys. So any of you who are using VMWare fusion, and who are part of the Manamon 2 craze may have noticed something. One part of the game, in particular, does not play nice with VMWare's keyboard latency issues. I wanted to get bootcamp temporarily to get past that part of the game, but as we all know, it doesn't talk, and I can't afford Aira. Seeing AI, KNFB Reader, and even TapTapSee on my phone gave me squat for help. I decided it's time to do something about it, and since I'm not exactly on speaking terms with the entire Apple staff, our friend will have to serve as a middle man. I'd like you all to sign this if you can. Microsoft did their part to fix the problem. Now, it's Apple's turn.



Submitted by Daniel Angus MacDonald on Tuesday, November 26, 2019


headphones work in the installation of windows via bootcamp. just use the headphone jack in a Mac to do it. I have used that method two times without fail.


Submitted by Daniel Angus MacDonald on Tuesday, November 26, 2019

I signed this petition. though headphones in the setup of the windows side of bootcamp, having direct access to the Mac sound card would be useful. another thing with bootcamp is the Bootcamp Control Panel. pre high Sierra, this worked fine. in high Sierra and later, Apple developed a new file system, which was not made accessible on the windows side, so the bootcamp control panel in windows, does not see the Mac partition. so as an addendum to this petition, making an APFS driver for windows would be bennifisial.

Submitted by Zachary on Tuesday, November 26, 2019

I don't think there's anything Apple can do to fix this right now. I have a feeling this probably has something to do with the windows installation not recognizing the Mac’s audio drivers, and getting that fixed would most likely take a lot of time. Remember that there are multiple different Mac computers with different ship sets, and making drivers for all of those just to have audio during the windows installation which 99% of people won't use is not a good use of resources. It may not even be an Apple problem at all, it could just be that the audio chips that Apple use are not compatible with windows by default and need drivers to work. Making a petition is not going to solve this, and let's be real, installing windows just to play one audio game is not realistic and I don't think many people would be doing that in the first place, especially when VMware probably works for most individual’s needs. I would say maybe just get a really cheap windows laptop for times when you need to play audio games and latency is an issue, or just get cited help when you need to do the windows installation. In case you were not aware, Aira now has free five minute calls every day as many times as you need, so that should be more than enough to get you through the windows installation. Just call them to get through the first part of install which is very simple, then call them back maybe 10 minutes later to finish windows set up and you'll be just fine.

Submitted by KE7ZUM on Wednesday, November 27, 2019

I agree with the prior poster. There are other things we can focus on, but not this. And aira does have the free 5 minutes so use it.

Submitted by brandon armstrong on Wednesday, November 27, 2019

if you want windows lets just ditch mac in the first place. I'm shopping right now for a windows machine for simming as in flights.