John Gruber, on the news of Jony Ive’s departure from Apple:
I don’t worry that Apple is in trouble because Jony Ive is leaving; I worry that Apple is in trouble because he’s not being replaced.
There’s a never-ending supply of hot takes that have been written since the news broke yesterday, but I think John is spot-on here. The departure of Jony Ive isn’t worrisome because he’ll no longer be at the company. But it is worrisome that there is no clear indication of who will be guiding the ship from a design standpoint.
Who’s going to prevent another butterfly keyboard-like situation from happening in the future?