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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TM99
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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

Jobs rarely if ever admitted to Apple having problems with any of its hardware or software.
Forstall spent the last 15 years under Jobs.

Closer to 2 decades probably, considering he came over with Jobs from Next.

WRT Jobs and apologies, the closest thing I could recall is https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3LEXae1j6EY&feature=player_detailpag... or https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3LEXae1j6EY&feature=player_detailpag... ...but those were basically about Apple before his return (though OTOH, characteristic of his first time and Apple, and some mistakes with Next)

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