Wil slices and dices the click bait from Forbes:
You didn’t read it here first, but complaining is easy; insightful analysis takes time and effort and you won’t find much of either at Forbes these days. The latest Forbes attempt to be like Hearst of the early 1900s is about how terrible iPhone Xs is. Terrible? Really? If beauty is in the eye of the beholder, and good functional design is in the eye of the user, then terrible must be in the eye of writers who enjoy drumming up yellow journalism from the last century.
What’s the problem? Whatever happened to “it just works?”
That was never true under Steve Jobs. Ever. Never. It’s not true now. Such qualities and the “it just works” meme are relative. Problems with gadgets and services have always been there and likely always will be there. It’s nature and the nature of change. To say otherwise is disingenuous at best, yellow journalism at its worst.
Forbes is but one among many websites which propagate hit pieces onto unsuspecting readers because yellow journalism thrives even if Hearst does not. Apple doesn’t “just work” anymore because it never did.