Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 29th Oct 2012 22:13 UTC
Apple "Apple today announced executive management changes that will encourage even more collaboration between the Company's world-class hardware, software and services teams. As part of these changes, Jony Ive, Bob Mansfield, Eddy Cue and Craig Federighi will add more responsibilities to their roles. Apple also announced that Scott Forstall will be leaving Apple next year and will serve as an advisor to CEO Tim Cook in the interim." The most important thing to remember is that Ive will head interface design. Ive is supposedly not a big fan of skeuomorphism, so hopefully, iOS and OS X will move away from the My First Operating System-look. Expect the current popularity of skeumorphism - including elaborate reasoning as to why it's the best choice - to magically radically decline among Apple fans.
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by wocowboy on Tue 30th Oct 2012 09:05 UTC
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The amount of effort being expended in the effort to make people like the new absolutely completely schizophrenic Windows 8 interface is just astounding. To even suggest that that UI, with its hidden controls, split-personality, inability to manage blank/white space, etc, is just amazing. Yes, I am not a fan of the faux-leather look of iCal, etc, but at least I don't have to worry about not knowing which actual interface I will have to use when launching an application, one that is pre-configured for me or one I can manage myself, making the windows of multiple applications the size "I" want them to be, arranged how I like, and not just a pre-determined grid of squares and rectangles. I've used the Windows 8 consumer preview and absolutely hate it, lest anyone think I'm just a Mac fanboy.

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