Marc Deslauriers (Security Engineer di Canonical Ltd) via Reddit:
You have two choices: you hire an awesome designer and you give them the tool they know how to use and are productive on, or you force them to switch to a tool they don’t know/don’t like and they go and work somewhere else.
Dari artikel berjudul “Tim Cook, Making Apple His Own” di NYTimes:
Jonathan Ive, the head of design at Apple and a name nearly as adored by its followers as Steve Jobs, says Mr. Cook has not neglected the company’s central mission: innovation. “Honestly, I don’t think anything’s changed,” he said. And that includes the clamor for some exciting new thing. “People felt exactly the same way when we were working on the iPhone,” Mr. Ive added.
“It is hard for all of us to be patient,” Mr. Ive said. “It was hard for Steve. It is hard for Tim.”
Analis menyatakan bahwa tahun 2013 adalah tahunnya smartwatch. Tampaknya tidak salah. Mulai dari produsen smartphone, PC, sampai produsen TV/kulkas beramai-ramai melaporkan bahwa mereka sedang bekerja untuk jenis produk baru yang satu ini. Microsoft, Sony, BlackBerry, Acer, LG, Google, Qualcomm, Samsung, Toshiba, DELL, hingga Foxconn/Hon Hai yang merupakan perusahaan pembuat/perakit iPhone juga menyatakan akan meluncurkan smartwatch. Continue reading “Apple gravity”
NTT DoCoMo, adalah salah satu dari sedikit operator besar di dunia yang tidak menawarkan iPhone kepada pelanggannya. Alasannya, NTT DoCoMo tidak menginginkan iPhone, kecuali mereka bisa menempelkan logo operator mereka di iPhone dan memasukkan aplikasi khusus mereka ke dalam iOS.
Everyone who is a designer or wanted to be a designer has been putting up either their own “fixed” iOS 7 concepts online or a blog pointing out their mistakes and gushing about how Apple has done wrong. For an example of what I’m talking about here, Gigaom collected a range of reactions from around the internet from people who were clearly upset Apple never consulted them about it.
Oh sure, your Dribble account is far more impressive than re-building an entire OS’ control paradigm in 8 months.
The thing is, we’ve grown up. We don’t require hand-holding to tell us what to click or tap. Interactivity is a matter of invitation, and physical cues are only one specific type. iOS 7 is an iOS for a more mature consumer, who understands that digital surfaces are interactive, and who doesn’t want anything getting in the way of their content.
The basic functionality hasn’t changed. You still use iOS in the same way, and almost everything is where you expect it to be. The same gestures work. There are a few differences here and there – it’s a major new version of the OS, after all – but the changes are mostly aesthetic. You won’t be confused by iOS 7 if you’re accustomed to a previous version.
Copying iOS 7 is going to be a big problem for cheap hardware. iOS 7’s appearance and dynamics require a powerful GPU and advanced, finely tuned, fully hardware-accelerated graphics and animation APIs. This will hurt web imitators most, but it’s also going to be problematic for Android: while high-end Android phones have mostly caught up in GPU performance, and recent Android versions have improved UI acceleration, most Android devices sold are neither high-end nor up-to-date. The gap is much wider in tablets, and even “high-end” tablets usually have insufficient GPU power to drive their high-DPI screens.
Siapa yang jadi bintang pada keynote WWDC 2013? Siapa lagi kalau bukan CEO Apple, Tim Cook. Atau Craig Federighi (SVP Software Engineering) yang memperkenalkan iOS 7, dan OS X Mavericks dengan jokes briliannya “Sea Lion”.