|May 1, 2013, 08:26 AM||#1|
Apple Risking iOS 7 Delays With Jony Ive's Design Overhaul
Over the past several months, rumors of Jony Ive's influence on iOS 7 as part of his new role overseeing user interface design in addition to hardware have surfaced, indicating that Ive is pushing to adopt a "flatter" design that will modernize the look of iOS.
In a lengthy report, Bloomberg now notes that this major effort to remake iOS puts Apple at risk of delaying the launch of iOS 7. While a public launch is said to currently remain on schedule for "as soon as September", Apple's internal deadlines have been pushed back as Apple's software teams race to complete their work and ready a preview for next month's Worldwide Developers Conference.
Sources indicate to Bloomberg that Apple may ultimately have to push back to a later iOS version some of Ive's desired changes such as a complete remake of the iOS email app in order to have iOS 7 ready on time, and that Ive is also exploring some future concepts such as gesture controls that do not require touching the device's display.
Finally, the report briefly describes a March town hall meeting at Apple in which Jony Ive uncharacteristically took the lead to preside over a two-hour presentation about the changes that are underway. As previously noted, Ive is also sitting in on Apple's software design meetings, reportedly offering his input without forcing his ideas, and also giving software teams greater access to his hardware plans in order to increase collaboration.
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|May 1, 2013, 08:28 AM||#4|
I'd rather they take their time and deliver something solid than something half-baked.
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|May 1, 2013, 08:31 AM||#8|
Anyone else miss Steve Jobs? When he was around it was more or less certain things would be done mostly right.
Nowadays... we just don't know. They might completely screw things up.
I know one thing for sure; I won't be upgrading to iOS 7 until I've heard some reports from others about it!
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|May 1, 2013, 08:31 AM||#10|
Take your time, rather a good delayed iOS 7 than a crappy one with an iOS 8 which they call the 7 they could've make with some extra more time.
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|May 1, 2013, 08:31 AM||#11|
Based on his title at Apple, I am under the impression that Jony is now running the show at Apple. From what we've heard, it's clear that he works with the surface layer of what all users see, which is what matters most when you buy any device.
Now he just needs to be the one to run the keynotes.
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|May 1, 2013, 08:32 AM||#12|
|May 1, 2013, 08:34 AM||#16|
It should make for an exciting beta process.
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|May 1, 2013, 08:34 AM||#18|
My humble opinion
I've been with them on the last few updates, keeping the UI the same, but I think the time has come for a few changes. Easier access to controls (e.g. brightness) and easier access to information from the lock screen (say, 3 custom gestures that could be made over the image on the lock screen for your preferred tasks) would make my use of my iPhone just so much quicker!
I'm not a jailbreaker, and I'm against it as a concept, but Apple should take a look at some mods available on jailbroken devices - 99% rubbish, but theres a few mods they could learn from.
|May 1, 2013, 08:35 AM||#20|
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