The Macalope has made this point before but it’s one Bogost seems
not to get: Apple products are never perfect, because we do not
live in a world of perfect celestial spheres. What Apple
usually manages to do, though, is make products that are so great
during most usage that they make you forget the imperfections.
So, if you believed Apple’s products were perfect then, yes,
Bogost is right. That was a myth. But the Macalope has used
products from Apple competitors and, in most cases, speaking
personally, they’re worse.
The Macalope nails it. Bogost’s argument wasn’t that Apple is actually bad at design. His argument was simply that Apple’s products aren’t perfect. It’s a nonsense argument.