In reply to:
so unless apple delivers something as successful as a product that repeats the success of a prior product that pretty much all in the industry agrees is unparalleled in terms of success than any other product ever produced … they are stalled?
(Did that make sense?)
– John Philpin
I’m not talking about the best they’ve ever done… I’m talking about the bottom standard:
- The relative lack of movement with regard to hardware updates.
- Further dumbing down their own software for no discernible reason…
- … whilst making clumsy changes that affect third-party developers badly.
- Ramping up prices overall.
- Not just premium but an actual fuck you to all but the wealthy few who care.
- The utter failure in managing optics for their messes – the “PRIVACY TECH COMPANY THAT CARES” cannot be forgiven for failures in optics.
- … and the stupid book, the ridiculous fuck ups with leaks, the iPhone battery bullshit.
I mean, come on. Of course they have always fucked up, that’s to be expected since people run these companies but Jobs set a platform and Tim Cook has missed a great chance to create a cavernous difference in quality and stability between them and the competition, a true and undeniable justification for the premium label.
Now of course, I am an outsider (I have an iPad and AirPods – both of which are brilliant) who has listened to a bunch of Apple tech podcasts and read Apple punditry for the past few years. If over the next year, as I get more Apple hardware and immerse myself further into their ecosystem, things aren’t as bad as they seem (see: the list above) then great, turns out perception does not match reality. At that point, despite the failings of the people in my position I will still lay some of the blame at Apple’s feet; too many times when they engage in any sort of PR action it is either neutral to the point of irrelevant or so clumsy you’d think they were a bunch of young idiots running their first company, and that is unacceptable.