Greg Christie iOS senior designer leaves Apple due to a conflict with Jonathan Ive


AppleFollowing the appointment in 2012 of Jonathan Ive senior vice president of design at Apple began its responsibilities include the development of a software interface for iOS. From this point on , writes editor Mark Gurman 9to5Mac , the company began a major change . Jonathan Ive almost immediately took over control of the department of software interfaces , trying to reduce the influence of Greg Christie. Last is the founder of design iOS, characteristic of the first versions of the operating system.

Prior to his appointment Quince lead designer for the appearance of iOS mobile platform software shell replied Greg Christie. He was a senior software engineer at Apple and created firmware for the first iPhone. In the preparation stage device his team has developed many have become familiar features such as function Slide-to-Unlock to unlock your smartphone by holding your finger on the screen and directly call from your address book . Nevertheless conflict with Ayvom who did not share his views on the design of iOS, top manager forced to leave Apple.

With personality Quince bind many changes that Apple has made to the operating system iOS 7. Corporation changed the font in the OS, application icons redrawn added translucent menus and refused texture of real objects that were present in previous versions of iOS. Innovation, by the way, have gathered the most contradictory responses , from enthusiastic to downright negative .

” Care of Apple Christi is one of the most significant resignations in Apple over the past few years. It signals the turning point for the mobile platform , based on which work iPhone, iPod touch and iPad: the company chose a new course in the design of software interfaces. Over the past few years Apple Forstau left Scott and Greg Christie and Ive consolidated his position as chief designer , defining shape of future Apple products “- writes Mark Gurman .


Photo secret room in which Greg Christie created firmware for the first iPhone
If in 2012 Forstau care provoked internal disagreements between designers and Apple software engineers , the resignation of Greg could lead to the disappearance of borders within the company. According to Gourmet , in the long term it will allow Apple to produce more integrated products .

At the same time it will lead to the establishment of Apple in a more relaxed environment , which , however, is the least like the one that existed when Jobs , says blogger . And to assess whether it is a good factor for innovative initiatives of the company , will eventually just buyers of mobile devices, and not designers or other employees of Apple.

Meanwhile, the next edition of the operating system OS X 10.10, which officially present in June , will be deprived of interface elements , which was the mastermind Greg Christie.

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