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On Samsung’s Gear

Samsung made it before Apple. They came out with a smartwatch before Apple. Did they succeed? For once they don’t copy Apple. They are in the front seat and they drive. Is this an innovative product? Will it become a game changer?

It seems that the tech press isn’t impressed. I’m not. John Gruber has this to say:

About the best you could expect from Samsung without having anything to copy from Apple: overpriced, ugly, laggy UI, terrible battery life, dubious utility.

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JFMartin

Reading The Next Web article today, we get a better idea of what is going on @ Apple with iOS 7 design. 

many of the new icons were primarily designed by members of Apple’s marketing and communications department, not the app design teams

Now I understand why the homescreen is currently a visual mess. 

It’s also clear from what we’ve seen and heard that what we’re seeing of iOS 7 right now is a ‘mid stride’ snapshot. The work on design and development is still going full tilt, and what was presented this week is firmly a ‘work in progress’

This is encouraging to know. That was my expectation that we will in fact see a lot of refinements between iOS 7 beta releases. 
What is more troubling is the fact that Jony Ive couldn’t trust the current visual designers to renew themselves and create something really new. This is a mistake. And this may explain why there is so few references to iOS 6 older design within iOS 7.

Reading The Next Web article today, we get a better idea of what is going on @ Apple with iOS 7 design. 

many of the new icons were primarily designed by members of Apple’s marketing and communications department, not the app design teams

Now I understand why the homescreen is currently a visual mess. 

It’s also clear from what we’ve seen and heard that what we’re seeing of iOS 7 right now is a ‘mid stride’ snapshot. The work on design and development is still going full tilt, and what was presented this week is firmly a ‘work in progress’

This is encouraging to know. That was my expectation that we will in fact see a lot of refinements between iOS 7 beta releases. 

What is more troubling is the fact that Jony Ive couldn’t trust the current visual designers to renew themselves and create something really new. This is a mistake. And this may explain why there is so few references to iOS 6 older design within iOS 7.

Posted by
JFMartin