While Jony Ive’s departure from Apple is being called “the end of an era,” not everyone is sad to see him go. This company’s Chief Design Officer has legions of fans but he also has detractors who blame Ive for repetitive designs, flawed keyboards and more.
Twitter is full of accolades but also criticism.
A post from user mr dom points out a number of products that came out of Ive’s Industrial Design team with well-known problems, from the cancelled AirPower charging mat to the MacBook keyboard used in each new model despite complaints going back years.
For a second… what did Ive naff up: AirPower, previous gen Mac Pro, the Magic Mouse that charges from down under, antenna-gate in iPhone 4 and of course the butterfly mechanism keyboards on MacBook’s.#JonyIve #apple
— mr dom (@iammrdom) June 27, 2019
Or there’s this complaint about a common accessory from a user calling himself Daniel Craig:
Now with #JonyIve leaving Apple, hopefully the lightning cables will last longer than a month or so
— Daniel Craig (@dwcrg) June 27, 2019
User Brian Fagoili guessed that Apple’s management is actually forcing Ive to leave over these issues:
And yes, I believe #JonyIve was pushed out over the countless design failures. Like the trash can Mac Pro and the keyboards on the MacBook Pro. He became a liability.
— Brian Fagioli (@brianfagioli) June 27, 2019
A new era for Apple either way
Some people are expressing hope in a “new era” for the post-Ive Apple:
— Lassi (@Mr_Lassi) June 27, 2019
The Apple Observer went for plain and simple:
— Observer (@apple_observer) June 27, 2019
This is just a handful of examples. There are many more.