"The bean counters have taken over" may be part of it, but… not necessarily that big a part. Here's another quote:
Around the time, Ive told the New Yorker he'd become "deeply, deeply tired,"
Imagine having a job so cushy you can make millions and still complain to a newspaper that you're "deeply tired". Takes a fair amount of hubris.
There's a certain risk we'll have several years of MBA- and business analyst™-optimized "designs". There's also a real chance we'll end up with a new team of designers who actually want
to do the job they're paid for.