I totally agree with all here saying that Apple has lost its touch. I have used many years Apple (computer, smartphone and tablet) and Apple has probably died with the lost of Steve Jobs. Probably 2 or 3 years after, some of the best things were always there but year after year Apple had choosed another path and progressively lost what’s had made Apple. I have changed to LInux in 2018 autumn and will not come back. Yes, sometimes, Linux has some things that doesn’t work (it also depends on the hardware and driver support) but have less problems with Linux than Mac or Windows. And think that Apple is now a really closed system. Apple create it’s own proprietary solutions now, most of the times just compatible with Apple ecosystem. That’s was not the case before (under Steve Jobs). The main example we use on darktable is OpenCL. Apple has decided in 2018 to progressively give up OpenCL, replaced by their proprietary solution Metal. And now, most of the softwares on their systems (computer, smartphone, tablet) need to be developed on their proprietary solution : Swift (I talk here for native softwares of course).
Adding on that, their prices are just now awesome. They were always quite expansive but since few years prices are each year more expensive. Just an example : I bought my actual Macbook Pro (where I use now Linux) 1450€ (should about 1400$ for non european people) in 2014 spring, so just about 6 years. To have an equivalent new Macbook pro now (so with just the lowest CPU but same amount of RAM and same disk, capacity and technology), it will now be about 500€ more. In just six years, about 1/3 more expensive.
The Apple Golden years are definitely ended. Only the quality of their materials seem to remains good. When I understand that Apple has really changed is when they make their first pubs for the new iPhone X some years ago (with first facial recognizition technology). The pubs talks about their new “amazing” feature : Animoji (so the possibility to move your head and have 3D animals faces that move like you). Just pathetic !