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

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

Posted April 9, 2014 at 8:27pm by iClarified
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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gamerscul9870
gamerscul9870 - 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.
NoJailbreak_7.1
NoJailbreak_7.1 - April 10, 2014 at 5:25am
Will you be so kind as to shared your 7.1 jailbreak. Oh, there isnt one! But that means your comment is nonsense.
gamerscul9870
gamerscul9870 - April 10, 2014 at 10:49am
Your defensive shit doesn't even follow what Ai was talking about, did I mention 7.1 about it? I meant whatever iOS version you're running and jailbreak, but since you asked, there IS IOS 7.1 jb. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_fuHC8s2Njo
NoJailbreak_7.1
NoJailbreak_7.1 - April 10, 2014 at 2:57pm
Well... I did waste 5 min watching the video - w/o sound. At no time was there any visual proof of a 7.1 j/b so if you want to believe in the scam by all means go ahead & 'enjoy' it.
gamerscul9870
gamerscul9870 - April 10, 2014 at 3:07pm
And if you want to believe something that's right there. Take a break disagreeing for once.
Mark
Mark - April 9, 2014 at 9:24pm
i looked the old look better than iOs 7!
gamerscul9870
gamerscul9870 - July 7, 2014 at 10:12pm
That's why you need jailbreak.
gamerscul9870
gamerscul9870 - April 9, 2014 at 8:35pm
And what's broken to fix? It doesn't explain the problem.
iAM
iAM - April 9, 2014 at 8:45pm
Apple Inc. is broken (and I know that no man is an island) but without Steve Jobs, Apple is broken. Ask Scully.
thevmaxer
thevmaxer - April 9, 2014 at 9:14pm
OH, I'll ask Muldar instead!
gamerscul9870
gamerscul9870 - April 9, 2014 at 10:38pm
Jobs or not apple is still apple. Are they broke from selling the same old phone you're probably thinking? Ask your mom to educate you for help if you keep hurting yourself with confusion. Did you pay no attention to this? --> http://m.iclarified.com/entry/index2.php?enid=39211
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gamerscul9870
gamerscul9870 - April 9, 2014 at 10:40pm
And what about the Mac Pro, what does that explain to you. They did it completely without jobs, thinner iPhone iPad and better headphones without jobs. Yes I used them. Explain that? Why else would graphics boost and speed go twice as fast by the year a new iAnything comes out, explain that!
itu
itu - July 7, 2014 at 9:21pm
i still like it. iOS 7 is the best os i have ever used
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