Apple is really bad at design(theoutline.com)

4 years ago from Pierre B.

  • Cristian MoiseiCristian Moisei, 4 years ago

    Yes, the Apple of 10/15 years ago had the vision to essentially create the smartphone industry we know today and was a pioneer in the PC industry.

    But that was then.

    What I am objecting to is them sitting on their laurels and barely putting up the effort to compete with the companies whom they inspired 10 years ago, yet still asking for increasingly higher prices.

    2 points
    • Jim SilvermanJim Silverman, 4 years ago

      Apple is still trying to innovate, but their perspective has shifted. They've stopped focusing on the user experience and instead are driven by their bottom line. That's how they end up with useless—but shiny and new—features like Touch Bar and FaceID.

      4 points
      • Cristian MoiseiCristian Moisei, 4 years ago

        Certainly. I'd like to see how they manage to keep their massive profit margins when some new company comes up with a better product for half the price.

        0 points
      • Nikola DurkanNikola Durkan, 4 years ago

        Yeah this has become really clear in the last couple of years. I mean the iPhone is almost 50% of Apple's total sales so if they want to increase profits then mobile is their best segment. Their "courageous" move to remove the headphone jack was a really quick way for Apple to drive up the average spend per unit. Likewise the new MacBook Pro has been a really bitter pill to swallow: I payed more to get less of what I need (no SD reader, smaller battery) and I still have to buy all new adapters for it. Oh, and they don't include the extension cord for the charger anymore, that's another $19 extra.

        Yeah I'm a little bitter about this

        0 points