» ‘The Powerlessness of Not Saying No’

Jeff Carlson on the Galaxy Alpha’s headphone jack bulge:

What is obvious, and what blatantly contrasts with Apple, is that someone at Samsung failed to say, “No. That’s ugly. Make it better.” As we know from its past products and interviews with Jony Ive and others, Apple wouldn’t let something like that hit the market. It’s a visual distraction. It looks like an error, like someone at Samsung said, “Ehh, it’s good enough. Customers won’t care. Ship it.”

Is that a headphone jack bulge or are you just happy to see me? Ah, you’re a poorly designed phone? OK, then. Carry on.