Outside critics can endlessly debate whether innovation died with Steve Jobs, but at least one former Apple employee took to TikTok to criticize the company’s flagging ingenuity and standards.
The former employee, who was once a Los Angeles-based Apple sales specialist, called the launch of the new iPhone 15 “probably the most disappointing event I’ve ever seen.”
Despite touted changes like USB-C charging and potentially life-saving new features like roadside assistance, the former sales rep called Apple’s latest iPhone simply “the iPhone 14 Pro with Titanium,” a reference to the new device’s “aerospace-grade titanium.” abroad.
Worse yet, the former employee said, “the colors stink.”
But the new iPhone wasn’t the only target of his withering criticism: everything from the new Apple Watch Series 9 to Apple’s desktop displays came into his crosshairs.
Be wary of the iPhone SE, which he described simply as “Tim Cook’s way of ripping you off.”
Despite touted changes like USB-C charging and potentially life-saving new features like roadside assistance, the former sales rep called Apple’s latest iPhone simply “the iPhone 14 Pro with Titanium,” a reference to the new device’s “aerospace-grade titanium.” abroad
Watching the launch of the new iPhone 15, former Apple employee Tyler Morgan, @hitomidocameraroll on TikTok, had little interest in new hardware features like the new “action button,” which he described as “whatever.” He called the launch event “the most disappointing event I’ve ever seen.”
When it comes to the new iPhone 15, former Apple sales specialist Tyler Morgan, who goes by @hitomidocameraroll on TikTok, had little interest in new hardware features like the new ‘action button,’ which he described as ‘which.’
Mobile gamers will enjoy the new phone’s ability to perform ‘ray tracing’, a graphics rendering feature that allows surface features such as virtual reflections, lighting sources and shadows to behave more like they would in the real world. .
Morgan described this addition as just “okay.”
The iPhone’s camera’s ability to zoom 5x was described as “miserable” and, to make matters worse, it’s only available on the iPhone Pro Max.
He also criticized the new monotonous and professional colors of the mobile device: beige and blue.
The sleek device has a textured matte finish, a ceramic shield, and supports USB-C charging.
Apple on Tuesday introduced the iPhone 15 Pro and iPhone 15 Pro Max, designed with aerospace-grade titanium that is strong yet lightweight to deliver Apple’s lightest Pro models to date.
The criticism stands in stark contrast to the bells and whistles emphasized at Apple’s launch event for the iPhone 15 last Tuesday.
Kaiann Drance, Apple’s vice president of worldwide iPhone product marketing, said: “iPhone 15 and iPhone 15 Plus represent a huge leap forward with exciting camera innovations that inspire creativity, the intuitive Dynamic Island, and features like voice assist. road via satellite that make a real experience”. difference in the lives of users.
“This year we’re also taking the power of computational photography to new levels with a 48MP main camera with a new 24MP default option for super high-resolution photos, a new 2x telephoto option, and next-generation portraits.”
The iPhone 15 and larger iPhone 15 Plus, which starts at $899, feature a 48-megapixel main camera, capable of offering double the telephoto option for capturing 4K photos and videos, and the new A16 bionic chips.
The iPhone 15 Plus has a 6.7-inch screen but the same features as the flagship model, which has a 6.1-inch screen.
Both smartphones feature new capabilities that allow users to take portraits without switching to Portrait mode.
An Apple executive said the company used machine learning to detect a person in the frame, allowing users to turn an image into a portrait immediately or later in the Photos app.
“When there’s a person, dog, or cat in the frame, or when a user taps to focus, iPhone automatically captures depth information, so users can turn photos into stunning portraits later in the iPhone Photos app. , iPad or Mac”. Apple shared.
The new model has Dynamic Island, a pill-shaped cutout at the top of the screen that displays notifications and activities, a feature that is only available on the high-end iPhone 14 line.
‘The elegant experience expands and adapts fluidly so that users can see the next address in Maps; easily control music; and, with third-party app integrations, get real-time updates on food delivery, ride sharing, sports scores, travel plans and more,” Apple shared on Tuesday.
The iPhone 15 also has a Super Retina OLED display, which supports Dolby Vision content with 1,600 nits of brightness.
But on TikTok, Morgan wasn’t having any of that.
The former employee advised Apple users to avoid upgrading not only to the new iPhone 15, but also many of its other products.
Wait with the iMac until the company finishes a long-in-the-making update. Avoid later generations of AirPods, which, in your opinion, have gotten progressively worse. And never bother buying an Apply monitor for your desktop.
“I know they look good, okay,” Morgan said, “but my 14-inch MacBook has a better refresh rate than both.”
“I’m just trying to help people,” as he explained next. a follow up post.