Scott Forstall, and his penchant for the over-the-top skeuomorphs in iOS, is leaving Apple and Jony Ive will be leading Human Interface for iOS (in addition to his duties as SVP of Industrial Design).
If you’re like me, and always annoyed by the discrepancy between the clean, minimal aesthetic of Apple’s hardware and the sometimes overly indulgent aesthetic of iOS, this executive shake-up signals an end to it.
The days are numbered for the torn-off sheets in the Notes app, stitched leather in the To Do app and reel-to-reel in the Podcasts app. I can appreciate the thoroughness with which these skeuomorphs have been implemented, but they’re just too much.
Expect more consistency between Apple hardware and software moving forward.