Who wants Scott Forstall back for iOS 9?

Discussion in 'iOS 9' started by Goldfrapp, Jun 6, 2015.


Please cast your vote

  1. #ForstallYes

    46 vote(s)
  2. #ForstallNo

    119 vote(s)
  1. smizzle macrumors regular


    Sep 15, 2010
    Pittsburgh, PA
  2. mncmoore macrumors regular


    Sep 4, 2008
    I highly doubt if he even wants to own an apple product now. So no he will never be back
  3. cmichaelb macrumors 68020


    Aug 6, 2008

    Exactly. He let Android catch up feature wise and pass iOS. Basic features, like control center, should have been on iOS long before iOS 7. I may not like some of the icons as well, or a few more bugs, but feature wise Apple has leaped ahead of where they were with Forstall at the helm.

    Thank God Tim chose Bob Mansfield and Ive over Forstall because it seemed like those two were especially fed up with Forstall.
  4. byke macrumors 6502a


    Mar 29, 2007
    LDN. UK
    I know its not the thing to say on the Apple forum, but I really think Xiaomi do a better job of GUI than Apple does. Which is ironic considering that its a rip off of IOS.
  5. Theophil1971 macrumors 6502


    Mar 20, 2015
    You must have really bad luck. I use apple maps all the time, and haven't gotten lost since one time in its earliest days. I use it in multiple states, and it works just fine for me. By contrast, I was in Atlanta on business recently, and a colleague used Google Maps to navigate us in the rental car from the airport. Google Maps couldn't even get us from the rental car center to the freeway accurately. It had us wandering blindly through a series of parking lots. But when I fired up my iPhone and launched apple maps, it got us exactly where we needed to be.
  6. baller1308 macrumors 65816

    Dec 8, 2009
    They are kind of taking a bit from Apple and Google.
  7. karter16 macrumors member

    Aug 26, 2012
    Auckland, New Zealand
    Same here - it works great for me. It's also more accurate at predicting travel times across long distances than google maps is.
  8. iamMacPerson macrumors 68030


    Jun 12, 2011
    I use Apple Maps all the time in the suburbs and it has never given me a problem. Even when I use it to go into LA, never had a problem. I personally think a lot of these complaints people have come up with are bogus (no offense intended). I have used Apple Maps and the turn-by-turn navigation since iOS 6 to great success. Even when navigating through old town, narrow one-way street areas it has yet to steer me wrong.

    I have used Google too and it works fine but I'd prefer not to become a target for mass advertisement about rash cream because I used their maps to go to the pharmacy to pick up bandages.

    He said in an interview "I am delighted that they continue to turn out great and beloved products.” Click here for it. I think that pretty much infers that yes, he does still use an Apple product. I just wonder if its an iPhone 5 running iOS 6 lol.
  9. cmichaelb macrumors 68020


    Aug 6, 2008

    LOL @ iOS6

    Apple maps has worked very well for me as well. There have been a few minor issues. and address on the wrong side of the street once or twice, driving me to the back of a rural property than the front, but those are minor quibbles. Overall, my experience has been better than Mapquest, not quite as good as Google maps, but close. If they get serious about street view, and once they have as much development time as Google has into their own mapping system, I think Apple maps will be neck and neck with Google.
  10. minimo3 macrumors 6502

    Oct 18, 2010
    You do realize that ios 7/8/9 is chock full of skeumorphism dressed in neon colors:

    - A old school landline telephone handset to represent phone
    - A paper envelope to represent email!!
    - A compass to represent safari
    - A legal notepad to represent Notes
    - A book to represent iBooks
    - Gears to represent settings
    - A rolodex to represent contacts (I bet most people here have never owned/used a rolodex)
    - An SLR camera to represent camera
    - A clapboard to represent movies
    - A paper bag to represent apple store
    ..... I could go on

    To get a true minimalist, bauhaus type look in iOS, the icons would be devoid of text or images, with each app represented by a different color. We'd just have to remember that cyan means email, and forest green means messaging.
  11. richwoodrocket macrumors 68020


    Apr 7, 2014
    Hamburg, NY
    I can't believe people are still obsessed about iOS 6...
  12. robertcoogan macrumors 6502


    Apr 5, 2008
    Joshua Tree, California
    Bear in mind that when Google Maps first came out, it had a ton of problems as well. Apple Maps has come a long way, and is bound to improve.

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