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The Yin and Yang of the Apple Store

I have seen a lot of complaint articles and negative Twitter pile-ons about the current design and operation of Apple Stores over the past few months. Some of this was likely stirred up by the departure of Angela Ahrendts from the company. She had spent a lot of her time at Apple giving Apple Retail a new makeover, getting rid of some iconic features like the Genius Bar in favor of a more open and communal space setup.

There have been more recent comments made since the departure of Jony Ive from the company a few weeks ago. While Ahrendts was the driver behind the changes to the Apple Stores, Ive was the lead designer. As with Apple Park, his commitment to open spaces and environments is taken just about as far as it can go. Anything at the extremes like that tends to be polarizing, so most will either love it or hate it.

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Does it Matter What Walter Isaacson Has to Say About Apple Today?

It’s one thing to lend an ear to what tech experts have to say about Apple. They may have their biases, but they also have informed opinions about the industry and understand the context of the tech landscape. The same goes for established members of the tech press. The good ones, at least. Objectivity can’t always be counted on, but the established players know their subject matter inside and out. As for analysts, at least they understand market conditions that surround tech companies. They don’t always know as much as they think they do, but there are some good ones out there.

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The Truth About Jony Ive is Likely Somewhere in the Middle

First we heard that Jony Ive was leaving Apple last week. There were the heartfelt goodbye pieces, the cynical critiques and all kinds of reading of the tea leaves as to why and how his departure will impact Apple. I chimed in with one of my own. It was all pretty much what you would expect when a well-known executive from one of the world’s biggest companies steps down.

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Jony Ive’s Departure Turned the Tech World Upside Down

Jony Ive’s departure came out of left field earlier this week. It definitely caught me off guard, as I was buried in work and unable to take time to write anything about it beyond a few Tweets. While I didn’t find the news itself particularly surprising, the timing of it was. There weren’t any rumors or leaks leading up to the it, which is interesting considering how many tech reporters have sources inside the company. They did a great job of keeping this under wraps and controlling the narrative.

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Jony Ive Weighs in on Apple Park and the Future of the iPhone X

Photo Source: Wallpaper

Jony Ive graced the cover of this month’s Wallpaper, a well-known magazine that covers design, and gave a lengthy interview that touched on the new Apple Park campus, some of his thoughts on his time at Apple, and of course, the new iPhone X. His words lend an interesting perspective to his latest creation, and shed light on how he views both it and the future of Apple devices.

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Living with the iPhone X- Gestures and Letting Go of the Past

Today, I want to circle back around to gesture navigation and interface on the iPhone X. While I have already touched on this, it is so critical to living with the device that you can’t help but keep returning.

There are already PLENTY of great how-tos out there regarding the new gesture controls, so I won’t belabor that. If you are looking for a good reference, Joanna Stern’s guide on Twitter and the guide published by Macworld have you sufficiently covered. I am more interested in the day to day experience of adjusting to using them to navigate iOS, and the implications of this significant sift in how we interact with our iPhones, and how some people are really not along for this ride.

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