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Chris Maunder13-Sep-19 4:26
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BillWoodruff wrote:
because of general lack of "insanely great" innovation

No, because of the dilution of focus. Steve was fixated on simplifying things.

First, we now have 6 different phone models to choose from. Instead of producing "a phone, the perfect phone" they are producing a Big Phone, a Not As Big Phone, and a "cheaper" phone. So basically a super expensive phone, large size / medium size, and then an entry level phone for those who can't expense this to their company. Except they are also still keeping the older, much cheaper versions because they want to offer a cheap phone without offering an actual cheap phone. A very passive way of saying "yeah, our phones are too expensive but we're not bold enough to say so explicitly.

Second, the design is complicated. It doesn't have that smooth, no features, no buttons, just a polished piece of perfection that Steve was always pushing. It's a compromised design of function over form (which is often how people, especially engineers think they want) that says "we weren't pushed hard enough to do better". They could have made the camera cluster be more elegant but they didn't. They focused on keeping the phone thin instead of keeping it beautiful. And the irony is the new phone is thicker. But who actually will notice? No one, but everyone will see that camera cluster.

When Steve came back to Apple the first thing he did was trim the bloated product line up that was massively confusing to customers and employees. Apple is drifting (maybe racing) right back to that point and it's like a slow motion car crash.
cheers
Chris Maunder

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