“All of Apple’s products this year were just fine. You could settle yourself totally within the Apple ecosystem and use Apple Music and Apple News on your iPhone while taking Live Photos and you would be just fine. You wouldn’t have the best time, but you wouldn’t have the worst one, either,” Nilay Patel writes for The Verge. “It would just be fine.”
“And that’s really the issue. We’re not used to Apple being just fine,” Patel writes. “We’re used to Apple being wildly better than the competition, or sometimes much worse, but always being ahead of the curve on some significant axis. But what we got in 2015 was an Apple that released more products than ever, all of which felt incomplete in extremely meaningful ways — ways that meant that their products were just fine, and often just the same as everyone else’s.”
Patel writes, “I would go so far as to say every new Apple product or feature released in 2015 was essentially in beta.”
Read more in the full article here.
MacDailyNews Take: Yes. Basically, exactly what we warned about a year ago came to pass. Canaries in the coal mine. Chirp, peep, trill.
Bottom line: We long to again be able to confidently say of our Macs, iPhones, and iPads: “It just works.” — MacDailyNews, January 5, 2015
Steve Jobs would not have tolerated the parade of mediocrity that Apple displayed throughout 2015. Why does Tim Cook?
We pray that Apple can irradiate the insidious cancer of diminished expectations before it metastasizes too far.
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[Thanks to MacDailyNews Readers “Fred Mertz” and “Dan K.” for the heads up.]