In their latest episode of the VALUE: After Hours Podcast, Brewster, Taylor, and Carlisle discuss Steve Jobs Would Not Approve Of Apple Today. Here’s an excerpt from the episode:
Tobias: Well, I just think who does it well. I thought Apple is an example of who does it well, because I say that as someone who recently purchased a new Apple computer. I like the 27-inch. It’s all packed into one. Now, you’ve got to buy two. So, you got two power cords to plug in, which meant I needed a different sized adapter.
Jake: Plus, a second mortgage on your house to get the computer.
Tobias: They’re expensive. And on top of that, it doesn’t have as much storage as my last computer, which was like five or six years old, because I think they want to push everybody into the cloud. It just pissed me off. I thought this would never have happened under Jobs.
Jake: [laughs] Is that right? I don’t know.
Tobias: It just feels like they make these tiny little– You need some maniac at the top who stops the camera from sticking out of the bevel and stops the, “No, we’re not going to have two power cords. We’re not going to do this, because it’s a little bit annoying.” All of those incremental changes that just make it incrementally worse over time.
Bill: Luxury is coming–
Jake: No USBs in my laptop, my new Apple laptop.
Tobias: No USBs.
Jake: What are we doing?
Tobias: What are you connecting with? Is that USC or what is it?
Jake: No, I had to buy a dongle that goes into the lightning port that then lets me plug HDMI and USB and anything else into it.
Bill: Oh, dongle.
Jake: So, I’m dongling right now. [laughs]
Bill: Luxury, right? I would say that is something that makes people want to pay more over time.
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