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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Not sure what to think of this
by ThomasFuhringer on Tue 30th Oct 2012 10:48 UTC
ThomasFuhringer
Member since:
2007-01-25

I believe Objective-C, Cocoa and iOS X are actually Apple's biggest assets. They give them the edge and make it possible to build all those other wonderful things in an efficient way.
Wasn't Forestall the chief architect of that?

Skeuomorphisms are not even a secondary issue. They will not make or break Apple.

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JAlexoid Member since:
2009-05-19

Refusing to admit an issue and take responsibility is not a good thing for a leader.

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TM99 Member since:
2012-08-26

Jobs rarely if ever admitted to Apple having problems with any of its hardware or software.

Forstall spent the last 15 years under Jobs. I imagine he thought that if Jobs wouldn't have given an apology, why was he expected to do so? That hasn't been the Apple way of doing business.

I think there is a going to be greater internal strife between those of the Job's way of doing things and those of the Cook way of doing things fighting for supremacy. What the final outcome of that 'war' will look like and how it effects Apple's bottom-line remains to be seen.

I personally respect that Cook admitted to the obvious problems with the maps app.

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zima Member since:
2005-07-06

I believe Objective-C, Cocoa and iOS X are actually Apple's biggest assets. They give them the edge and make it possible to build all those other wonderful things in an efficient way.

If that were really the case, shouldn't more people care about GNUstep?...

And then, it didn't prevent the recent broken maps - delivered by Forestall, and he apparently publicly refused to repent: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Scott_Forstall#Departure_from_Apple

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ThomasFuhringer Member since:
2007-01-25

Actually I do think more people should care about GnuStep. EtoiléOS looks very promising.
All the effort that went into Gnome and KDE got the open source community nowhere. If it had been spent on GnuStep we would have a nice Mac OS clone by now. And Apple could not even do anything about it.

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