With the recent “maps snafu” and the management shakeup at Apple, I’m sure everyone is looking out for what the next iOS move will be. I’ll tell you right now, it has to be “better than…”.
I’ll go right ahead and say it. As far as design is concerned, you can’t beat Apple. Their phones are the shiniest, nicest looking pieces of hardware, and the inclusion of a single home button IMHO is just genius. And who I ask, is the driving force behind those design decisions? Well, it’s Sir Jonathan Ive. In case you don’t know who that is, this is the guy who should’ve been CEO after Steve Jobs’ passing. He is Job’s “design soul-mate” and everyone knows Jobs was Apple’s heart and soul. So, based on that, the decision for CEO was pretty simple for me. What do you think?
Anyways, after the exit of Scott Forstall, the previous head of iOS development, Eddy Cue and Jonny Ive will be leading iOS, and lemme tell you, they’ve got their work cut out for them. While Apple’s been sitting on their laurels, Google Android and Windows Phone have put out some quality product.
iOS looks dated
iOS is a good system but compared to Android and Windows Phone, it’s starting to show its age. Android widgets are cool and they provide varied and rich functionality. I also took a look at Nokia’s Lumia 920 recently and found it to be a very slick and fast phone, and the Windows OS looks cool and is very user friendly.
What’s in the future for iOS?
Widgets? Different layout? Unlikely. But whatever they end up doing has to be better than the competition, and right now, that’s no short order. Then again, they have Jonny Ive, and that guy does not disappoint. Few people remember nowadays that in the mid 90′s Apple as a whole, was behind the curve. Job’s return, and his passion for Apple enabled the company for change and growth. Product design became it’s hallmark, designs that are currently driven by Ive. Now, let’s see what he comes up with in the software space. I for one, can’t wait!
Note: The opinions in this blog post are exclusively mine, unless of course they exactly match your opinions, in which case, neat!
Double Plus Ungood
So far, I really don’t like Windows 8. At all.
What’s weird is, I don’t think I’ve ever written a truly opinionated blog post. Sure, my opinion creeps in here and there, but for the most part, I’m focused on providing something useful, and hopefully a little entertaining. But something about my early experience with the Windows 8 Consumer Preview has compelled me to tear it apart.
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