And are you seriously advocating that it's a good idea to have rivet-sized lenses as a detachable accessory to a phone? It's fine if you don't want or like the new camera. But, seriously... you think it's a good idea to tell people, "hey, if you want more flexibility in your field of view, just whup out your tweezers and change the lens"? I think practically any layperson would much rather not deal with that. The iPhone isn't an SLR, it's not made for serious photographers. (Although the samples I've seen are so good that you could get close enough for most people, most of the time.)
Yes, I'm serious. Not every iPhone owner is a professional photographer. Heck, most of them don't even know how to take a photo properly. It's like giving a AK-47 to a civil instead a military army soldier. The civil won't know absolutely nothing about how to use it. And yes, it's ugly, ugly, ugly. As a designer, I defend strongly that these lenses should've been made detachable, for a more beautiful phone AND to give these lenses to people that really need them (photographers).
Since Job's death, Apple has been doing some serious shitty and ugly devices. I still cannot accept the X model two camera lenses style and never will. This is the reason why I want to "downgrade" to a XR model with 1 camera only ("downgrade" as in, I have a X 256GB model and the XR only has 128GB, but that's fine, I haven't even used 32GB yet).
"The iPhone isn't a SLR, it's not made for serious photographers"
Yeah, at least we agree with something. Then why the f... Apple did a 11 Pro with three cameras? When their users don't even know how to use each one of these three useless lenses at least? Most of them will take photos using the first camera available of three, or don't even know how to switch them or how to use them for each scenario. For me, they are useless, keyword: FOR ME! I don't need them.
But then you could think and say to me: OK, then don't get the Pro model with 3 cameras, get the 11 standard model... but wait, the 11 standard is still terrible for me - two cameras and an ugly square around them. As a designer I can't stand this badly designed phone. I'll just keep my X or move to a XR model.
I wasn't thinking you wanted to convince me of anything. I was just stating that as a designer, I can't stand the new 11 designs around the cameras and the need for three cameras in a phone. THREE!!! Man, three cameras is overkill. That's my point - 90% of the iPhone owners don't need three cameras because they simply don't know how to operate them.
"Design isn't just what it looks like and feels like. Design is how it works."