You obviously never bought Apple products while Jobs was alive. Apple made plenty of mistakes while he was there.
They made plenty of mistakes. I can list a lot of them. But with the possible exception of the lack of copy and paste on the original iPhone and its indented headphone jack, I can't really think of any that were as glaringly obvious to the casual observer as their recent mistakes.
also, Steve would never have removed the headphone jack, because he would have tried Bluetooth for maybe a week
AirPods would have been one of his favorite things, no question.
Maybe, but that's not all people use Bluetooth with. There's also cars, where Bluetooth barely works at all.
Which you can still do because Apple ships an adaptor for a wired connection with every phone. Not that I ever use it because in my car I attach through the USB connection that pretty much every car made in the last 6-7 years has.
My phone is plugged into my new (three weeks old) car through the USB connection. It still needs Bluetooth for audio. It only works without Bluetooth if your car pays Apple $$$ for CarPlay integration. I suspect SJ would be driving a Tesla these days, and... you guessed it. No CarPlay.
ESC key is still there by default, an app has to specifically override the touch bar to remove.
But when it is gone, it is gone. Also, you can't feel when it is gone, because it is a touchscreen, which makes it an accessibility nightmare for the visually disabled. At the very least, it should have been an option (on both models, not just the 13").
You are SERIOUSLY underestimating how long Apple has been working on FaceID and how much Jobs would have loved it. I cannot believe someone on Slashdot is claiming that Steve "no buttons" Jobs would have been against removing the last button and installing a 1000x improvement in biometrics.
How long they have worked on it? What does that have to do with whether it's a good feature or whether SJ would like it? Do you know how long they had been working on the Newton when SJ killed it? I mean someone could polish a turd for thirty years and it would still be a shiny turd. That's entirely the wrong metric. The fact that something is hard or takes a long time does not make it a good idea. If it were, then everyone would have beards down to their waists.
The problems with FaceID are fairly fundamental. First, by default, FaceID requires you to look directly at the phone to unlock it, and it inherently requires you to hold the phone in a spot where it can see your face. That's kind of clumsy in a lot of situations. Second, the lack of a home button is a big turnoff. It is quite challenging to swipe up from the bottom edge of an iPhone in a case (which most iPhones are), making the lack of a hardware home button a serious pain in the backside. It's hard enough trying to get into the control center with my device in a case (which I don't use very often for precisely that reason). I can't imagine having to do that every time I want to hit the home button or unlock the device.
Don't get me wrong, I think FaceID is a great idea in principle, and arguably even in implementation (even though the screen notch is ugly as h***, IMO), but that doesn't make up for the lack of a home button or TouchID. The device would be much, much better if it had both, and given a choice between the two, I would choose TouchID over FaceID every day and twice on Sunday, because it maps onto the way I use my device better. Your mileage may vary, of course.
Wrong, this is EXACTLY how you lead. You go places other people are afraid to tread, you make a few people angry, but you move everyone else forward.
Leading doesn't just mean doing things that other people are afraid to do. It also means making d**n sure you're doing the right thing. All of the things I listed above are situations where they did something that, IMO, is the polar opposite of the right thing. The difference between courage and arrogance is common sense.