Don’t install iOS 8 on your iPhone 4S or iPad 2 yet

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Some of Apple’s selling points for iOS devices are extended support for future software updates, and timely simultaneous iOS update releases for all supported devices. The company often brags with numbers detailing iOS update stats and tells regular customers and developers that Google’s Android can’t come close to offering a similar experience. However, Ars Technica warns that the incoming iOS 8 update for the iPhone 4S and iPad 2, while laudable for such old device, will not offer flawless experiences. Continue reading

On Apple’s design culture

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A fascinating tidbit about Apple’s culture from ex-Apple senior designer Mark Kawano in this interview with Fast.co Design.

“It’s actually the engineering culture, and the way the organization is structured to appreciate and support design,” Kawano said. “Everybody there is thinking about UX and design, not just the designers. And that’s what makes everything about the product so much better…much more than any individual designer or design team.”

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Apple Watch

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Check out this video where Apples Senior VP Design, Sir Jony Ive, talks about the Apple Watch.

Do you think this tiny screen will provide a comfortable user experience?

At first, when I saw the presentation, I found the interface pretty bad, with a usability that can cause problems. But in a matter of UX, is a matter of usual usage, whatever…

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