Former Apple Employee Loren Brichter is Excited About Jony Ive's Promotion

Discussion in 'iOS Blog Discussion' started by MacRumors, Dec 4, 2012.

  1. MacRumors macrumors bot


    Apr 12, 2001

    Loren Brichter, the creator of Letterpress and Tweetie, sat down with GigaOm to talk about developing iOS apps, the App Store, and more.

    Brichter was a member of Scott Forstall's iPhone team early on, and though he didn't have much to say about Forstall's ouster from Apple, Brichter did have positive things to say about Ive's promotion:
    Brichter also disclosed that Letterpress has been downloaded more than 1 million times. Additionally, he developed his own version of the user interface framework -- bypassing Apple's UIKit -- because he "wanted to try."

    Article Link: Former Apple Employee Loren Brichter is Excited About Jony Ive's Promotion
  2. Northgrove macrumors 65816

    Aug 3, 2010
    Yes, his promotion makes me excited for iOS 7 and the forthcoming major OS X release. Although I wonder how much he has time to change. These Apple operating systems are large ships to turn around, even when it "just" comes to the user interface. The entire design language has to come together and this is no small feat to pull off. I hope iOS 7 will at least seed Ive's idea for a modern operating system design though.
  3. nuckinfutz macrumors 603


    Jul 3, 2002
    Middle Earth
    I'm confident that Apple will get it done I think they're going to do great things with XPC once it gets to iOS.
  4. martial900 macrumors newbie

    Dec 4, 2012
    I want Ive to make iOS become another reason why we all get the next iPhone. I mean when I saw a windows 8 phone the UI was looking good. And iOS has been stuck on this Android 2.3.5-like hiatus. Yeah we got iOS 6 but its all Forstall appearance that we all grew fond of because art we thought stayed in phone's physicality not UI as well. Ive needs to make our fonts, keyboards and et cetera look jawdropping.
  5. illegalprelude macrumors 68000


    Mar 10, 2005
    Los Angeles, California
    I'm all for I've but lets not forget what Forstall has done for Apple and iOS. It's as if suddenly everyone is like "holy crap, iOS UI is garbage, OS X is garbage."
  6. macrumors 68000

    May 25, 2012
  7. Compile 'em all macrumors 601

    Compile 'em all

    Apr 6, 2005

    I am not sure though we will see radical changes in iOS 7 which is just 6 months away.
  8. dizastor macrumors 6502a


    Dec 27, 2001
    Los Angeles
    Perhaps the design evolution of iOS is no longer (For)stalled?
  9. Eriden macrumors regular

    Sep 5, 2006
    The original iOS interface was revolutionary for its time. It has been slow to evolve since.

    And though the skeuomorphic stuff has its place, a backlash is developing against too much of it being used.

    Forstall is certainly a forward-thinker like Steve was. Still, you have to watch who you're squishing on your way to the top. Had Steve lived another 10 years, we might have seen Apple CEO Forstall in action. Apple is Cook's baby now, and Forstall apparently made enough enemies that synergy in management was more important than whatever vision Forstall brought to the company.
  10. Zyphras macrumors member

    Jun 25, 2012
    I don't see radical changes to the current springboard icon system. It's just too iconic now, and also, I think, psychologically satisfying to have these nuggets of software called Apps in these shiny touchable blocks.

    Pinstripes in the Settings app and wherever else it is needs to go.
  11. The Bulge macrumors 6502

    Oct 27, 2012
    Up your ass.
    Here comes Jonny and solves all your problems. Don't be naive people.
  12. ConCat macrumors 6502a


    Jul 27, 2012
    In an ethereal plane of existence.
    I don't know if that pun was intended, but I loled.
  13. Mystic386 macrumors regular

    Nov 18, 2011
    It's clear Ive has good taste and vision. Good taste had been disappearing lately for tacky.

    Ive is also a believer in good design right through.

    I'm optimistic about the future with him in charge.

    I don't expect to see him releasing something half baked.
  14. Mike MA macrumors 68000

    Mike MA

    Sep 21, 2012
    I would also love to see some more serious harmonization efforts between the iOS and OS X design - beginning with the removal of skeuomorphism used in the contact and calendar apps for OS X.
  15. FooMan2011 macrumors member

    Nov 2, 2012
    Can someone with a little more knowledge please explain how ios 6 isn't true to the hardware? His rant made no sence.
  16. Rogifan macrumors P6


    Nov 14, 2011
    Check this out:

    One thing I hope is Ive doesn't go too flat, and especially doesn't incorporate too much low information density which basically is a bunch of wasted space. It might look nice but what does it do for you?
  17. jreed91 macrumors regular

    Jan 21, 2009
    I don't think it will be so much Ive but who the people he brings in. I mean who wouldn't want to work under Sir Ive. He's a great bonus for attracting talent.
  18. olowott macrumors 6502a


    May 25, 2011
    Dundee, UK
    iphone5s | iOS 7 - Jony Ive's all round design:cool:

    Am so saving up for this:D
  19. Rocketman macrumors 603


    I agree iOS tries to do too much for the hardware in several respects. The recent advances in processor speed has hidden those limitations combined with the increase in device uptake with each generation. On the other hand the fact the 3GS had such long legs and is still "fully" supported is surprising and cool. This may explain why there is a version of iOS for EACH AND EVERY device style. Optimization and presumably imperceptible truncation of some processor intensive tasks in the lower end hardware.

  20. d4dawg macrumors newbie

    Sep 8, 2010
    I'm curious, what car(s) does Ive drive/own? Not a Dodge RAM pickup, I hope.
  21. Rogifan macrumors P6


    Nov 14, 2011
    Bentley's and Aston Martin's:


  22. Rocketman macrumors 603


    No front plates of course.
  23. moderately macrumors 6502


    Sep 7, 2010
    Oh, where is my down vote button? ;)
  24. dazed macrumors 6502a

    Jun 23, 2007
    2 great looking cars. I wonder what car forstall drives :)
  25. smulji macrumors 6502a

    Feb 21, 2011
    Exactly. lack of information density is one things I hate most about WP8. Aesthetics is important but at the expense of a functional UI. You need both.

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