I wonder what phone Scott Forstall is using these days?

Razeus

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I read this artcile on Windows Phone head that he no longer uses a Windows phone (probably out spite?). I guess the phone wasn't all that, if it was, he'd still be using it.

http://www.androidcentral.com/steven-sinofsky-says-he-carries-htc-one

Speaking to Walt Mossberg and Kara Swisher at the D11 conference in New York, former head of Windows at Microsoft Steven Sinofsky dropped a small statement that he now uses an Android device. Responding to the question by Walt of "... what do you make of Google and Apple?", Sinofsky replied with a statement that today he carries an Android phone and that "We're all HTC One users these days." Speaking more broadly about Google and Android, Sinfosky actually had a bit of praise for what the company has accomplished with its platform, even going so far as to say that "Android is great".
I wonder what Scott Forstall is using these days. :eek::p
 
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Tankmaze

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i'm guessing iphone 5 with ios 6. and won't be upgrading to ios 7 when it comes out :D
 

paulbennett95

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Excuse my ignorance but what does Scott forstall have to do with any of this?
He used to work for Apple and was a major proponent of the much debated "skeuomorphism" which is supposedly going to be removed in iOS 7.

He used to be an high ranking Apple employee, so he obviously used an iPhone, but now that he has been kicked out, the OP is wondering if he uses an iPhone, WP8, or Android. He may feel malice towards Apple for firing him, so he wouldn't use an iPhone, and if he still does use an iPhone, it is suspected he will not upgrade to iOS 7 because it supposedly won't have his signature skeuomorphic features.

It ties into the article because the head (or former head) of WP8 doesn't even use the phone OS he develops/developed, and the OP wants to know if Forstall uses the phone OS he helped shape and develop.

GET IT? Explaining stuff ruins everything. Reading comprehension is your best friend! :rolleyes:
 

Razeus

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He used to work for Apple and was a major proponent of the much debated "skeuomorphism" which is supposedly going to be removed in iOS 7.

He used to be an high ranking Apple employee, so he obviously used an iPhone, but now that he has been kicked out, the OP is wondering if he uses an iPhone, WP8, or Android. He may feel malice towards Apple for firing him, so he wouldn't use an iPhone, and if he still does use an iPhone, it is suspected he will not upgrade to iOS 7 because it supposedly won't have his signature skeuomorphic features.

It ties into the article because the head (or former head) of WP8 doesn't even use the phone OS he develops/developed, and the OP wants to know if Forstall uses the phone OS he helped shape and develop.

GET IT? Explaining stuff ruins everything. Reading comprehension is your best friend! :rolleyes:

Also, the head of Google, Eric Schmidt, he still uses his old school Blackberry.
 

paulbennett95

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Also, the head of Google, Eric Schmidt, he still uses his old school Blackberry.
Well BB's are the de-facto business phone, however that seems to be shifting more everyday.

No one ever seems to talk about BB anymore, you either use iOS or Android, or if you're hip and different, WP8. Haven't seen a single post on this whole site about BB10.
 

lordofthereef

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Well BB's are the de-facto business phone, however that seems to be shifting more everyday.

No one ever seems to talk about BB anymore, you either use iOS or Android, or if you're hip and different, WP8. Haven't seen a single post on this whole site about BB10.
That's changing rapidly too. WP8, specifically Nokia, is attacking the budget market full force. You can get an off contract WP8 device that runs buttery smooth for $150 (or less) that does most everything the flagship devices do. I think the most growth WP8 has seen has been in emerging markets, and for good reason. Cheap off contract phones for the states too.
 

paulbennett95

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That's changing rapidly too. WP8, specifically Nokia, is attacking the budget market full force. You can get an off contract WP8 device that runs buttery smooth for $150 (or less) that does most everything the flagship devices do. I think the most growth WP8 has seen has been in emerging markets, and for good reason. Cheap off contract phones for the states too.
Most people who get budget smartphones use them as feature phones (in my experience at least) so they won't notice the lack of apps (especially Google apps)
For people who need apps and the other staples of smartphones, I don't think WP8 is quite there yet. Unless they've gotten better apps since the last I've heard, I don't know.
 

lordofthereef

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Most people who get budget smartphones use them as feature phones (in my experience at least) so they won't notice the lack of apps (especially Google apps)
For people who need apps and the other staples of smartphones, I don't think WP8 is quite there yet. Unless they've gotten better apps since the last I've heard, I don't know.
Their apps have grown vastly, even since I last (heavily) used it at the beginning of the year. A lot of the super popular apps are now on all three platforms. Some of them on Windows Phone are provided via a third party but, interestingly enough, a lot of the third party apps are nicer than first party renditions. A lot of the first parties seemingly regurgitate Android/iOS apps while the third party will use all the fun APIs MS has provided, thus making the app look more fluid with the Windows Phone theme. It certainly has a ways to go, but I think MS is committed to get it there. Android was there once too, and has certainly caught up. One thing that WP8 has that nobody else has is a really good office suite.

I guess it depends on what you mean by "feature" phone, though. I always considered a feature phone as one for texting, messaging, and ultra light internet/email. Windows Phone does all of those very well and very fluidly. Lack of apps, IMO, does not constitute the devices as feature phones.
 

macingman

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He used to work for Apple and was a major proponent of the much debated "skeuomorphism" which is supposedly going to be removed in iOS 7.

He used to be an high ranking Apple employee, so he obviously used an iPhone, but now that he has been kicked out, the OP is wondering if he uses an iPhone, WP8, or Android. He may feel malice towards Apple for firing him, so he wouldn't use an iPhone, and if he still does use an iPhone, it is suspected he will not upgrade to iOS 7 because it supposedly won't have his signature skeuomorphic features.

It ties into the article because the head (or former head) of WP8 doesn't even use the phone OS he develops/developed, and the OP wants to know if Forstall uses the phone OS he helped shape and develop.

GET IT? Explaining stuff ruins everything. Reading comprehension is your best friend! :rolleyes:
No need for the comment at the end. Some people don't have time to follow everything to do with Apple...
 

paulbennett95

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No need for the comment at the end. Some people don't have time to follow everything to do with Apple...
It is needed actually. I got all of that information from the original post, except that Forestall likes skeumorphism and worked for Apple, which should be common knowledge here, especially to a MacRumors "demigod." :rolleyes:

so reading comprehension IS needed, your post proved my point again.

People need to learn to gleam information contained in things they read and comprehend it ;)
 

Troneas

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It is needed actually. I got all of that information from the original post, except that Forestall likes skeumorphism and worked for Apple, which should be common knowledge here, especially to a MacRumors "demigod." :rolleyes:

so reading comprehension IS needed, your post proved my point again.

People need to learn to gleam information contained in things they read and comprehend it ;)

if you don't know scott forestall has worked for apple then you won't understand this thread - and as you have said, there is no information on him here.

a "demigod" only means that he has contributed financially to macrumors. it doesnt mean he reads every single peace of article on apple's management decisions.

i couldn't care less who forestall is.. i buy and comment on apple's products not on the people who create them.