Erasing Product Mistakes
Don’t you just hate it when technology companies remove features or services that we like? It is so frustrating. There may be some hope. The 2015 Mac Book Pro and Mac Book Air had such a solid design. These were reliable machines. They were a joy to type on. However, when the Mac Book Pro was updated in 2016 (and the Air in 2018), there were only two to four ports to plug things into (one used for charging) and the keyboards were flat as a pancake. On the higher end Pro models, they added a stupid Touch Bar with animated keys instead of the traditional Esc, F1, F2, etc, etc. Awful!!
As I have previously shared, they corrected the keyboard with the 2020 laptops. Rumors are swirling now that Apple will remove the Touch Bar in the 2021 models and (drum roll please) bring back a Mag Safe charger. If you recall that pre-2016 charger, it would easily disconnect if you walked into the cord — saving your laptop from damage and flying off the desk. Apple is going back to the old paths. I like the old paths.
Apple also reverted to old design cues and features with the iPhone 12 models. You should strongly consider one for your 2021 iPhone purchase. Remember the flat edges (sharp in a good way) of the iPhone 5, 5s and iPhone SE (2016)? Apple went back to that design with the 12’s that came out last fall. Furthermore, they are using only Qualcomm modems once again after using inferior Intel modems for a few years. Customers are reporting better signal performance in many instances.
Finally, not everyone likes using the Face ID on the iPhone 10 and later models. It can be a royal pain with a mask on. On the most recent iPad Air (the middle model), Apple re-introduced a Touch ID sensor. We can only hope they offer this on the 2021 iPhone models as well.