Anyone else surprised how much they bashed Scott Forstall?

Discussion in 'iOS 7' started by djuarez03, Jun 10, 2013.

  1. macrumors regular

    May 23, 2008
    At least in a subliminal way? I mean, I know they didn't outright take direct jabs at him by name, but the way they bashed the old aesthetics of iOS were, I thought, pretty direct jabs at Forstall's design aesthetics. I found it quite funny, but I thought it was a little un-like Apple to take jabs at an old executive like that. Still, I think some people were probably more surprised at seeing Windows 8 in an Apple Keynote. :p
  2. macrumors 604


    Apr 6, 2007
    The jabs, IMO, were well-deserved. While I'm not that much a fan of the gizmos and gimmicks shown in IOS 7 that I think are setting precedents in another extreme (no thanks, I really could do without Android-esque animated weather icons and the perpetual Ken Burns effect on my wallpaper images) the level of skeuemorphism in iOS 6 was really bad, and it's time to shed that stuff.

    Forstall, even worse, was unapologetic for all of it. So, if if he was that way going out the door, then he kinda deserves this extra kick in the pants.

    I just hope Apple moves on from it. And hopefully doesn't take this new direction to an even worse level. Right now, it's just barely not-obnoxious, so I'm still looking forward to the update.

    If that moving background kills my battery life though, I'm gonna howl.

    As for Windows 8: it shows that the web-based apps are cross-platform, which I think is useful and should be demonstrated. Windows 8 is no prize, but for people still using Windows 7, it'll be nice to collaborate with them.
  3. macrumors 601


    Jul 14, 2010
    Phila, PA
    Well Scott didnt exactly apologize for the stuff he did and not a lot of people liked the felt and leather.
  4. macrumors 68000

    Apr 17, 2011
    United Kingdom
    When they fail he can have the last laugh.

    He will be remembered for great IOS's previous and this IOS7 will finish off sales and Apple will slip back to the dark ages.

    Microsoft will win despite churning out crap themselves.
  5. macrumors regular

    Dec 13, 2003
    To anyone who knows the drama behind him leaving, it was pretty obvious they were mocking Forstall with a lot of the comments.
  6. macrumors 68000

    Apr 17, 2011
    United Kingdom
    Well it was not funny :confused:
  7. macrumors 68000

    Jun 13, 2008
    The skeumorphism was fine for most people for a while. But people grew tired of it. Yet Forstall pushed it farther rather than changing (Find My Friends being the worst example). Then he acted like a dick about it. So yeah he got what he deserved.
  8. macrumors 601

    Aug 27, 2012

    You are reading WAAAAAaaaayyyy too much into it.

    Remember skeuomorphism was something Steve Jobs supported too, are you saying the new Apple is bashing the venerable founder?

    I read the new team finally gets to do that they wanted, nothing more.
  9. macrumors regular

    Dec 13, 2003
    I thought it was pretty funny, and I don't think most people picked up that they were directed at Forstall. Don't think I'm alone either, the audience at the keynote laughed on those comments.

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