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Apples Future… brightened!

You may have noticed my full caps lock Facebook posting, OH THANK GOD! (if you didn’t, be sure to Like my page here!) This was in response to the note that iOS Chief Scott Forestall is leaving!

Those of you who are fans of my page are mostly just everyday Apple users, and may not know the impact this will have on the future of Apple, a very positive impact in my opinion. I am a self described Apple Fanboi, I’ll debate the merits of iOS over Android until I’m blue in the face, BUT, I can also call Apple out for stupid decisions. (iPad Mini for instance).

Truthfully, I’ve been concerned about Apples software direction, not the over all experience, but the look and feel. Fire up iCal, Contact, Notes… whats with the leather look? Why the bastardization of real world items with digital interface? I feels… wrong..and quite frankly, it’s ugly! I’m not the only one who thinks so of course. It’s goes beyond the look and feel, but even the very layout of interface items; silly inconsistencies between version of different devices, a control is in the top left on this device, but the lower left on here.

Apple has priding itself in making the most human interface, the easiest to learn, the easiest for new computer users. If feels lately like that is slipping… but it’s just the inconsistencies and just plain silly skin choices. The over all approach is still there, but given enough time on their path, that advantage is going to slip.

The last while at Apple, Steve Jobs encouraged these interface changes, taking Forstall under his wing. Today, Tim Cook made the correct choice and terminated Mr. Forstall, a bold move that will stop the decline previously mentioned.

While the OS has been slipping in terms of design, the hardware has done the opposite, thanks to Sir Jon Ive, the man responsible for the beautiful hardware currently at your fingertips (unless you’re on a PC of course). For quite some time I’ve been saying that if Jon Ive were to design not only the hardware, but the interface, Apple would be unstoppable.

That happened today.

Replacing Scott Forstall is Sir Jon Ive.

FINALLY!

Can’t wait to see what the future of Mac OS X and iOS looks like now!

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Ryszard (Rick) Gold, From Calgary, Alberta, Canada has over 20 years of experience working with Apple products in a technical capacity. Passionate about technology in general, his natural troubleshooting abilities, curiosity and appreciation of good design lead him into working exclusively with Apple Computer products.
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