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New Apple TV User Interface Was Thrown Out By Steve Jobs Five Years Ago

New Apple TV User Interface Was Thrown Out By Steve Jobs Five Years Ago

Posted March 24, 2012 at 4:04pm by iClarified
Michael Margolis, a former Apple developer who worked on the Apple TV, says the new user interface was thrown out by Steve Jobs five years ago.

"I implemented much of the AppleTV 2.0 UI years ago. The new home page UI makes me cry."

"Fun fact - those new designs were tossed out 5 years ago because SJ didn't like them. Now there is nobody to say "no" to bad design."

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New Apple TV User Interface Was Thrown Out By Steve Jobs Five Years Ago

New Apple TV User Interface Was Thrown Out By Steve Jobs Five Years Ago
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AJ - March 25, 2012 at 6:54pm
SJ was right! The new interface is a peice of SH-T.
WV - March 25, 2012 at 7:30am
Hmmm... interesting. Michael, can you please post the screenshots or drawings from your original design from "years ago"? Although I have no doubt that you foresaw iOS 5, as a skeptic with a passion for evidence, I would love to compare the data myself... as perhaps would other readers. Thanks!!
smate333 - March 25, 2012 at 12:04am
First sign of Apple's decline.
zwabbit - March 24, 2012 at 9:15pm
Personally I don't like the new Interface. It looks bloated.
Me - March 24, 2012 at 5:38pm
Steve jobs had all sorts of changes of heart over the years. The apple tv interface needs to be the same as the iPhone/iPad interfaces
Tim - March 24, 2012 at 5:43pm
Hows this the same as the iPad/iPhone? His right, a rainbow spewed... I prefer the old UI. Old UI + 1080p would make my day.
Me - March 24, 2012 at 5:25pm
Apple tv does use iOS, but a special build of it, I think.
Johndoe - March 24, 2012 at 5:11pm
Looks like apple is beginning a long drawn out slow painful death... SJ why did you not seek treatment(professional) early on in your diagnosis :-/
dancj - March 24, 2012 at 9:27pm
Lots of people are successfully treated for cancer - but on big factor in that is treating it quickly. Steve Jobs didn't get his treated quickly.
Johndoe - March 25, 2012 at 5:35pm
Exactly... He didn't seek professional treatment early on... Because of this his condition accelerated :-/ And we all know the out come of that
Laurent - March 24, 2012 at 4:29pm
Five years ago there was no iOS.
Joe - March 24, 2012 at 4:55pm
AppleTV doesn't use iOS
budsal - March 24, 2012 at 10:30pm
I can't check but I'm pretty sure I got my first iPhone in 2007, 5 years ago.
dontmattta - March 25, 2012 at 2:56pm
Um it wasnt called ios in 2007
budsal - March 25, 2012 at 3:15pm
oh ok
Bob - March 26, 2012 at 5:32am
Erm... Yes it does !!!!!!
Bob - March 26, 2012 at 5:32am
Apple TV does use iOS !!!!
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