On another popular, but “accidental” tech podcast, the hosts bring up the popular opinion that Apple hasn’t been able to make a great application of their own in a long time. (Not systems, but end user applications).
As I keep moving away from Apple Apps that are either discontinued, dumbed down, or not updated in a long time (Fantastical instead of calendar, the new CardHop contact app, Adobe Lightroom instead of discontinued Aperture and limited Photos, Bear instead of Apple Notes, DropBox instead of iCloud, Adobe Premiere instead of Final Cut, 3rd party Email clients, etc.) it has got me wondering.
Other than “putting up” with some existing Apple standard apps, what Apple app has gotten me updated or happy to stay with in the past few years? Not much.
So has Apple lost the ability to innovate create apps that delight us?
(The majority of the interesting Apple products discussed on MPU always seem to be hardware (AirPods, new iPad Pro, superfast iMac Pro, etc.) and all the complaints seem too be software.)