Apple Engineers Working Overtime on iOS 7's 'DeForstallization'

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    Under the direction of Jony Ive, who took charge of Apple's user interface teams last October, iOS 7's redesign is said to be "flatter" with fewer skeuomorphic design cues and an interface that focuses on simplicity.

    Skeuomorphism, a real-world design concept that was favored by former Apple senior vice president of iOS software Scott Forstall, is found in many of Apple's default iOS apps. For example, apps like Notes and Find My Friends both feature leather design accents and Game Center offers up a felt pool table texture. These are all elements that are expected to be removed in iOS 7, as AllThingsD points out in a new report covering the design changes.

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    As noted by AllThingsD, Apple's iOS has not had a serious design overhaul since the original iPhone was released in 2007, making it long overdue for an update.
    According to a report from Bloomberg earlier today, Apple has been forced to delay its internal timelines for iOS 7, but the company's engineers are said to be working overtime to get a preview ready for the upcoming Worldwide Developers Conference in June. Multiple sources have indicated that Apple is pulling engineers from OS X 10.9 to help the company stay on schedule with iOS 7.

    Article Link: Apple Engineers Working Overtime on iOS 7's 'DeForstallization'
     
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    No Thanks.

    So iOS is going to look bland and boring. Awesome.
     
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    For the love of God, hire more damn engineers and stop being so greedy with your damn cash reserves.

    So annoying.
     
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    To be honest I don't see what the big deal over getting rid of this 'skeuomorphism' is. I don't mind it. They can make other changes to make iOS 7 radically different.
     
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    Nope, it's gonna look like a real, innovative OS again.

    Let's just hope the move against iOSification is even more pronounced in OS X.
     
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    so...they're stalling iOS 7 release...to de-forstall it.
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    I'm actually starting to get a little excited about an iOS release :) First time that's happened in a very *long* time!!
     
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    Working over time isn't anything new in Apple- its expected!! :)
     
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    This is called Tim Cook in charge:

    - Listen to anal-ysts and follow them instead of leading on your own;
    - Stop innovating;
    - Turn a natural growth stock into Nestlé/Microsoft;
    - issue debt when no debt is needed.
     
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    I just hope it's not boring looking like "Google Now" for iOS. Call me crazy but some of those skeuowhajimacallit actually gives it charm in certain cases. Not everything works with it of course, and some are damn right ugly. But just playing with Google app, I would hate iOS to have that clinical feel.
     
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    there goes my hopes of having a rotary-style Phone app
     
  14. Rocketman, May 1, 2013
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    I hope they keep the Forstall version "just in case."

    Forstall was pushed out because he emulated the behavior and detail oriented meme of Jobs, but that was less tolerated in anybody but Jobs. It was political. Jobs hired/promoted Forstall at NeXT. NeXT saved Apple.
     
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    I'm hoping it has a more monochromatic look, like the original iPod or Kindles, with black text on white background.

    Hate the gaudy colors (on black background) of Windows 8 & Android.
     
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    I am looking forward to a Forstalless iOS. I really hated game centre and all the bling. However what is more importance is that they overhaul the multitasking / app switching and get rid of the rows of icons looks, bring and in something fresh with widgets and a far better way of navigating the myriad of settings that iOS has such as a quicker way of turning off wifi!
     
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    I hope they write a few more articles like this one that are exactly the same as the other ones they have posted.

    Can't anyone find any new Mac Pro parts?
     
  18. komodrone, May 1, 2013
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    I've spoken to Ive about Ive's ivory ivies while Ive had an ivied IV stuck in Ive's wrist.
     
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    If you are feeling uplifted by skeumorphic interfaces, you need to enrichen your life.

    I for one think that the best interface is no interface. I'm not here to mess around with turning App Store bookshelves or whatever. I'm not here to manipulate the operating system in the first place. I'm here to use its apps. The rest? The less of it, the better.
     
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    I like Game Center tbh, it should be bright and fun looking.
     
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    Deforstallization sounds like an early Christmas present to me.
     
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    Tim Cook is a pathetic fool.
     
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    About time they got rid of all the cutesy-poo junk.
     
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    I do hope that it really is what Ive wants, and not what "das interwebz" is telling Apple to do.
     

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