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  • Jony Ive Reportedly Tinkering with Major iOS Design Changes

    In what likely amounts to another example of how Scott Forstall's controversial departure from Apple may actually benefit the tech giant, a new report indicates that famed Apple design guru Jony Ive may now be afforded an opportunity to do some nifty things with iOS and OS X.

    The senior vice president of industrial design at Apple has been tapped to fill much of Forstall's abandoned role. And sources speaking with The New York Times this week say that Ive will "waste little time in putting his own stamp on the look of the company’s software, including iOS for mobile devices and OS X for Macs."

    “You can be sure that the next generation of iOS and OS X will have Jony’s industrial design aesthetic all over them,” said an unnamed designer who works at Apple. “Clean edges, flat surfaces will likely replace the textures that are all over the place right now.”

    Although some have expressed concern with handing decisions about software design over to a designer known mostly for achievements in hardware design, the bulk of buzz coming out of Cupertino right now is positive.

    Source: New York Times
    This article was originally published in forum thread: Jony Ive Reportedly Tinkering with Major iOS Design Changes started by Michael Essany View original post
    Comments 26 Comments
    1. thetoothfairy's Avatar
      thetoothfairy -
      I love surprises! I'm sure he will do a good job!
    1. Hosko817's Avatar
      Hosko817 -
      he needs to tinker with major wardrobe designs. that jacket is ugly as hell
    1. Reymago23's Avatar
      Reymago23 -
      he will not make extreme changes to the way iOS work, I think he will make it more good looking, however, I dont think that will make the iOS more open in terms of widgets and customizing, But I am certaintly hoping he will make it better somehow.

      Quote Originally Posted by Hosko817 View Post
      he needs to tinker with major wardrobe designs. that jacket is ugly as hell
      it's classy
    1. Samball's Avatar
      Samball -
      Quote Originally Posted by Truckerbear View Post
      Anyways to the commenter above that said Johnny Ive is NOT a great designer..
      he actually said, Johnny Ive is not ONLY a great designer. First time i read it I also read 'is not' and missed the 'only' part.
    1. Colin9001's Avatar
      Colin9001 -
      And we still must wait til iOS 7.... :c
    1. evolution83's Avatar
      evolution83 -
      I hope with iOS 7, Johnny shows off his software design skills. iOS is looking dull after all these years; it's starting to look like Palm. Let's see what he can do. I'm very excited.