Apple VP Greg Christie to Depart After Clashing With Jonathan Ive?

Apple VP Greg Christie to Depart After Clashing With Jonathan Ive?

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Apple VP of Human Interface Greg Christie is reportedly set to depart the company after a falling out with SVP Jonathan Ive, according to 9to5Mac.

In 2012, Ive became the SVP of Human Interface (now simply 'Design') following the departure of Scott Forstall. Christie led software design efforts at the company, reporting to Craig Federighi; however, Ive sat in on design meetings to 'provide leadership and direction'.

Christie's departure reportedly stems from disagreements with Ive over the design of iOS 7.

When Ive tasked Apple’s Human Interface team with redesigning iOS 7 to include an entirely new look, Christie and Ive reportedly clashed over design direction, after which Ive is said to have circumvented Christie’s leadership of the team during the new operating system’s development. Christie’s impending departure comes in the months ahead of significant updates to both iOS and OS X. While iOS 8 will retain the same overall design as iOS 7, OS X 10.10 will be revamped with a flatter look that loses the textures that Christie utilized to make the iPhone the most popular gadget on the planet.

Notably, Christie has just been in the news to talk about the 'slide to unlock' feature he invented ahead of Apple's trial with Samsung. He also provided a look at the secret room where the iPhone was born.

Christie's departure from Apple would be a significant loss for the company; however, it would solidify Ive's control over both hardware and software design, allowing for better integration between the two.

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Apple VP Greg Christie to Depart After Clashing With Jonathan Ive?

Mark - April 9, 2014 at 9:24pm
i looked the old look better than iOs 7!
Nat - July 7, 2014 at 10:12pm
That's why you need jailbreak.
LB - April 9, 2014 at 9:04pm
Apple should realize that Ive has seen his best days and ios 7 is a cluster fuck. Time to dump Ive and his ego and make room for some hungry climbers with fresh innovative ideas…
Kr00 - April 9, 2014 at 9:33pm
Says you. And your qualifications are? Only dumb assed fools like you can't grasp the fact that it is the most popular mobile OS on the planet. If you had your way, we'd still be stuck using a stylus. Everyone I know prefer iOS 7. Only fandroid trolls make idiotic comments like you.
Lolwut - April 9, 2014 at 10:35pm
If you want the damn icons back than there's jailbreaking as an option and use winter board to change the look. Problem solved.
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