Since that release, the company has strayed further and further from a clear sense of purpose in its design, and drifted into a kind of mid-life malaise in which nothing seems to feel, work, or look quite the way it should. The grand gestures — the “one more things” — are still there, but Apple’s foundation — the lust-worthy design, the cohesion, the “it just works”-ness of it all — seems to be ebbing away with each new product… More here.
There are some valid points in the above article, but overall I find it to be a needlessly negative piece filled with clickbait points that ignore the bigger picture. Yes, there are elements where Apple’s design can be questioned, but there is also the fact that with moving forward comes compromise in terms of functionality. Also, in the bigger picture who would really say that the iPhone, iPad and MacBooks are badly designed. I mean, come on. Thanks to Bob for the link.