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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RE: Not sure what to think of this
by zima on Fri 2nd Nov 2012 05:54 UTC in reply to "Not sure what to think of this"
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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