It is not uncommon that I raise an accessibility or usability issue with a client’s design or implementation and am met with either “But Google does this”, or “But Apple does this.” Mostly it is the default response to any issue I raise, but it is far worse when it is a reaction to a genuine technical failure or problem real users have identified.
That response does not address the problem I may have raised. It avoids. It offloads responsibility. It declines to even try.
As Jeremy Keith put it:
Cargo cultism is not a strategy.