New Apple Watch band looks like unicorn vomit
Apple charges $599 for a hideous, multicolored strap.
When chief designer Jony Ive left Apple, a lot of people wondered whether the company’s design sense would actually improve in his absence.
Ive had become out-of-touch, obsessed with thinness and killing ports, rather than focusing on what Apple customers really wanted.
Well, with today’s release of a jaundiced new iPhone and an outrageously priced, multicolored Hermès Apple Watch band that looks like “unicorn vomit,” that idea has firmly been put to bed. Bad design is still alive and well at Apple! See the top post for all the details.
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The yellow iPhone we got vs. The iPhone I wanted:
— Basic Apple Guy (@BasicAppleGuy)
Mar 7, 2023
never forget the first yellow iPhone
— Spigen (@SpigenWorld)
Mar 7, 2023
One more thing ...
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