I think hiring an innovative designer is probably a good step for Apple but I have to say, things just are not the same with Steve Jobs gone and I do fear Apple is starting to lose its brand and design power. I am sure Jobs tried as best as he could to ably prepare the company for his passing once he knew things with his health were dire, but history has shown that without Jobs, Apple just isn't the powerhouse it is with him. I love Apple products and have been an enthusiast for years, and am worried for the company's future.
@shehan - I think this phone does look sleek and modern. A lot of the criticism I hear today sounds similar to what was said when Apple introduced the imac G3 in translucent colours to a world of beige. Today white/titanium is the new beige.
Once again, Apple shakes things up. That's what they do best.
A slew of announcements about new materials and design concepts for transportation have come out of several trade shows focusing on plastics, aircraft interiors, heavy trucks, and automotive engineering. A few more announcements have come independent of any trade shows, maybe just because it's spring.
Samsung's Galaxy line of smartphones used to fare quite well in the repairability department, but last year's flagship S5 model took a tumble, scoring a meh-inducing 5/10. Will the newly redesigned S6 lead us back into star-studded territory, or will we sink further into the depths of a repairability black hole?
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