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Ive is a great product designer.

His weak points seems to be:

- UX and Software design

- Better integration with hardware/physical needs (see overly bendy hardware, cables that fall apart, etc)

- (Maybe) Delegating and accepting new ideas




Ive is a great visual / 'tactile' designer, but only a good functional one. This leads to things like beautiful cables (cables!) that exhibit the problem you highlight, the removal of headphone jacks, and an amazing mouse that you can't use whilst it's charging because the port is on the bottom. I'm not sure which software he's been responsible for, but I wouldn't be surprised if the same sorts of issues could be spotted — macOS certainly looks really, really nice and works easily and properly in many situations, but there are certain very basic flaws which just seem inexplicable.




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