I have used Apple products since 1985 and almost exclusively from 2010. The design and production of both hardware and software has often been breathtakingly brilliant but, from time to time, Apple really gets it wrong. I am not that interested in looking back at the various fiascos up to an including Antennagate, I am more interesting in recent and current faux pas and would like to hear from members of the community on this.
– the location of the charge cable port on the Magic Mouse preventing one from charging and using the device simultaneously
– the butterfly keyboard designed for thinness rather than reliability
– in fact, the entire design philosophy that sacrifices so much utility simply to maximize thinness
– the AirPods and AirPod case designed with the slipperiest possible plastic
– positioning the iPhone volume and power buttons so that when you hold the phone to adjust one you almost always press the other.
Please add your own pet peeves.
Many of these were obvious the first time one used the product and their existence must have been deliberate choices by the design team. Sir Jony deserves all the praise he has received but he should own up to the mistakes too.