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Old Oct 29, 2012, 04:20 PM   #26
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The mayans were right!
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Old Oct 29, 2012, 04:20 PM   #27
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Jony Ive

Jony Ive as head of human interface !!! Omg this will be amazing, iOS will finally be unified and beautiful as the hardware! No more skeumorphism!!!
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Old Oct 29, 2012, 04:20 PM   #28
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bahahaha bye Browett u wont be missed ... the retail staff is probably having a party tonight
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Old Oct 29, 2012, 04:20 PM   #29
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Hopefully a big change for iOS. Felt so trapped in 960x540 resolution. Expect 720p minimum along with complete redesign of iPhone.

Say hello to widgets
I'm not opposed to people having the option - but I for one hope if they have to focus on something, they focus on something else.....something we won't see coming. I've never seen the benefit of widgets (and I've used my fair share of em). LiveTiles maybe.....but not widgets. Too much battery sucking to save one extra flick or swipe or tap.
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Old Oct 29, 2012, 04:20 PM   #30
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No Forstall = No Skeuomorphism BS
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Old Oct 29, 2012, 04:21 PM   #31
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what is a human interface team? what does it do?
Exactly.

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Old Oct 29, 2012, 04:21 PM   #32
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GOOD RIDDANCE!!!

Bye-bye, Forstall!!!
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Old Oct 29, 2012, 04:21 PM   #33
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I m not sure this is good...

I want to believe....

we will see....in the near future.
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Old Oct 29, 2012, 04:21 PM   #34
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Refreshing vacancy page, no sign of 'head of Retail' opening...
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Old Oct 29, 2012, 04:21 PM   #35
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Wow wasn't expecting this.

Now sure what to think of it... Browett out is a good thing, but I'm not sure about Forstall leaving. Regardless, this should hopefully mean some much needed big changes happening in iOS 7.
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Old Oct 29, 2012, 04:21 PM   #36
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Woohoo!

Ding dong, the witch is dead.

Ive replacing Forstall as head of UI?

That's the best news to come out of Apple in years. Skeuomorphism has just been thrown under a bus, where it belongs.

Forstall deserves the sack over Maps.
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Old Oct 29, 2012, 04:21 PM   #37
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Old Oct 29, 2012, 04:22 PM   #38
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John Browett out = Awesome.

And from what I hear Scott Forstall is very abrasive with other people at Apple so probably best he goes too.

I have to admit this is very surprising!
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Old Oct 29, 2012, 04:22 PM   #39
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Sounds like change for the better. An ex-Dixons UK boss had no place at Apple. Presumably Forstall is going because of the Apple Maps debacle and to try and recover lost ground on iOS. Next year could be very interesting.
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Old Oct 29, 2012, 04:22 PM   #40
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Very good move!!!

This is a great restructure and will be beneficial to Apple for the long run. John Ive will do amazing things and the other players are in their perfect area's of expertise. Very nice move Apple this is very promising!!
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Old Oct 29, 2012, 04:22 PM   #41
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I'm guessing the only way they could keep Mansfield was to dump Forstall.

Browett cooked his goose with the horrible HR fiasco last Summer. Doesn't project the Apple image to hire / fire people in the same month.
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Old Oct 29, 2012, 04:22 PM   #42
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Look to me like Johnny Ive and Scott Forstall could no longer work together. Skeuomorphisms anyone?
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Old Oct 29, 2012, 04:22 PM   #43
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yes.. 200 billion in one year (without growth). it will only take more than 1 decade if they go downhill.. really close.
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Old Oct 29, 2012, 04:22 PM   #44
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Two biggest blunders this year (Maps and store employment issues) lead to two heads rolling. Glad to see the blame moved up to where it belongs.
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Old Oct 29, 2012, 04:22 PM   #45
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Old Oct 29, 2012, 04:23 PM   #46
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Good riddance RE: Browett.

And how much did this mistake (which TC defended when Browett was hired but criticized) cost Apple?
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Old Oct 29, 2012, 04:23 PM   #47
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Old Oct 29, 2012, 04:23 PM   #48
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Wait, what?

So much for calling Forstall the next Steve Jobs like CEO
Yeah! Wow, I certainly didn't expect this. Will be interesting to see what comes of it.
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Old Oct 29, 2012, 04:23 PM   #49
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I know everyone will say this, but this really is huge news.

John Browett was just hired as the head of Apple Retail, so to be out so quickly is obviously a sign something was seriously wrong.

Everyone saw the writing on the wall for Forstall. Internally, he is reviled as being far too open about his ambition and taking credit for other people's work. He is the fall guy, for better or worse, when it comes to the limitations and problems with Siri, and of course the Maps debacle.
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Old Oct 29, 2012, 04:23 PM   #50
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Bloody, and indeed, Hell! I guess we're living in interesting times.
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