The introduction of the Apple Watch in 2014 was the first indication after the death of Jobs that Apple had lost it’s way.
Most agree now that the Apple Watch is a failure. In the same fashion, the Touch Bar on the MacBook Pro is proving to be a failure. And now, we will eventually see the iPhone 8 and iPhone X become flash-in-the-pan failures too. The cameras are impressive, but not for the price points. Apple has become arrogant, sloppy, and almost mundane now.
But Apple’s greatest violation is it’s fascist approach to the ecosphere it creates around it’s hardware and software. Like Google and FaceBook, it handcuffs it’s users at every point of contact. It really gets in the way of doing simple tasks.
Unfortunately, we’ve come to a point where we need a new “Apple” to emerge to once again democratize technology for the folk.
I think it is still possible for this type of tech to appear. The current success of Bitcoin is a beacon of that vision in the technosphere.