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"iOS 7 (AAPL) is running behind, and engineers have been pulled from OS X 10.9 to work on it,"...

"iOS 7 (AAPL) is running behind, and engineers have been pulled from OS X 10.9 to work on it," John Gruber reports hearing. The remarks come 5 months after iOS chief Scott Forstall left Apple, and Mac OS chief Craig Federighi was put in charge of the mobile OS. Meanwhile, iMore's Rene Ritchie claims Jony Ive's UI work "is apparently making many people really happy, but will also apparently make rich-texture-loving designers sad."The WSJ reported something similar last month.
Comments (30)
  • Can we stop with the Apple "rumors"? While I don't particularly believe in buying Apple shares, could we at least acknowledge that Apple isn't run by idiots and knows what it's doing?
    3 Apr 2013, 11:36 AM Reply Like
  • Seriously, this is getting ridiculous with the amount of Apple rumor news on this site.
    3 Apr 2013, 11:38 AM Reply Like
  • It's not this site's fault - it's the people starting/spreading the rumors. At some point, you've just got to move on to talking about other stocks! :)
    3 Apr 2013, 11:41 AM Reply Like
  • Last I checked, John Gruber doesn't think Apple is run by "idiots" either.


    For a company as secretive about future products as Apple, the rumor mill is a critical source of intel, provided attention is paid to the credibility of the sources (Gruber is fairly credible in my book). Like I once said, if it wasn't for rumors, we wouldn't have known the iPhone 5 has a 4" display until September 12, 2012. I don't think that would've been in any investor's interest.
    3 Apr 2013, 11:43 AM Reply Like
  • I'll happily acknowledge Apple *wasn't* run by an idiot. Now? Need I say more than "iPhone 5" ?


    You know when they start moving engineers around like that they're panicking. It's one of those last ditch more bodies makes things go faster mythical man month things. Something is very broken probably.


    "but will also apparently make rich-texture-loving designers sad"


    LOL. Wait... I know... Tiles, simplicity, square edges and flat colours? No?


    iOS 7 = WP 7 ...
    3 Apr 2013, 11:48 AM Reply Like
  • But if these sites didn't publisise these rumours on sites such as this there would be no effect as we wouldn't have to constantly be the receiver of all the rubbish.
    3 Apr 2013, 12:01 PM Reply Like
  • I submit that, as aapl shareholders, we have to worry when the rumors stop flowing. That would mean that few have any interest.
    Currently, many people, whether on wall street or main street can't stop speculating about aapl and that means the company is still a very powerful force.
    Most people cannot name any of the top guys at Exxon Mobil, but even many lay people know of the top guys at aapl and thats a good thing. I may be dating myself, but does anyone remember the name of the "other" guy from the 80's group "wham". My point is being the topic of speculation and rumors can sustain public interest and popularity which leads to additional successes and a rebirth.
    3 Apr 2013, 12:18 PM Reply Like
  • What a seriously ignorant comment. From someone who probably has ZERO taste for great design. You have absolutely no idea on how innovation and collaboration works to get things right and move the needle ONLY like Apple can. By pulling together great talent you ensure great design, intelligent solutions, integration, seamless UI experience, architecture, software name it. (Unlike the copy cat gimmick design approach that competitors follow.) I am sure with Johnny Ives directing traffic, something incredible will come out of this that will wow everyone in its smart simplicity, thoughtfulness, functionality, etc. And again move Apple further ahead for others to lament and copy. Yes, maybe it is all hands on deck to make a deadline or to push for excellence....but it is BY NO MEANS a sign fo failure. In fact, it is the opposite. Passion, perserverance and high expectations can fuel the next great thing. Even if it is subtle or knocks your socks off. It will be great and allow for the evolution and innovation to continue at Apple for years to come. They design from the chipset out to the user experience (UI and retail)....and everything else in between. Who else can claim that level of design? NO ONE.
    3 Apr 2013, 12:38 PM Reply Like
  • "Tiles, simplicity, square edges and flat colours"


    More templates = boring.


    Might be important news. Since Apple replaced Final Cut Pro 7 with FCP X, filmmakers and video editors have abandoned Apple and Mac in droves.


    I think it's a problem. Part of what drove Apple's growth was its reputation of leadership in creative fields. If that's gone it's a big loss.
    3 Apr 2013, 02:13 PM Reply Like
  • css - The iPhone 5? What about it? The same iPhone that has T Mobile tossing their wait-list for the phone because the list is too long?


    I need to turn up the heat on the anti-apple bashers with baseless viewpoints that continue to drive the negative sentiment impacting the stock. Go away.
    3 Apr 2013, 02:56 PM Reply Like
  • Andy's probably still enjoying the royalities through the early 2000s
    4 Apr 2013, 05:36 AM Reply Like
  • Seeking Appl(c)
    3 Apr 2013, 11:41 AM Reply Like
  • I think this is a leadership issue - missing one Great One and having a really weak replacement.
    3 Apr 2013, 11:44 AM Reply Like
  • Lol, Steve Jobs wasn't God. Apple will do just fine without him. And they did just that while Tim Cook was interim CEO, twice.
    3 Apr 2013, 12:40 PM Reply Like
  • "Lol, Steve Jobs wasn't God. Apple will do just fine without him."


    I think they call that denial. If you don't believe there is a difference in substance between Steve Jobs and Tim Cook then I have to question your rationale for owning this stock.


    The fact that there are still so many lovers of this stock tells you that there is still significant room for downside.


    However, at this price it is far more tempting than it was at over 700.


    Good luck with the investment.
    4 Apr 2013, 10:02 AM Reply Like
  • Tim Cook should resign and do all Apple investors a big favour. I am confident you will see a bump up in Apple's stock price one Mr Cook leaves.
    3 Apr 2013, 12:11 PM Reply Like
  • @Rocco - and others that suggest


    "Tim Cook should resign and do all Apple investors a big favour. I am confident you will see a bump up in Apple's stock price one Mr Cook leaves"


    Just curious, who would you nominate in his place? Who exactly is the Steve Jobs clone you'd like to see running Apple ?


    I've seen several calls for Cook's ouster, but not a one has offered an alternative
    3 Apr 2013, 01:09 PM Reply Like
  • The present iOS does everything I need to do and more.....1000 times better user experience than windows...
    3 Apr 2013, 12:16 PM Reply Like
  • "Tim Cook should resign and do all Apple investors a big favour. "


    Tim Cook's diplomacy and handling of this Cn turkey gives him some more time and credibility.


    Afterall he was designated successor by Steve!
    3 Apr 2013, 12:19 PM Reply Like
  • furthermore, if you were to fire him then you would need someone to replace him and people would still not be happy as its still not steve jobs..cant seem to win.
    3 Apr 2013, 12:38 PM Reply Like
  • Yes, it was quite a tough pickle in China. What do you do when China is your biggest growth market and the Chinese government starts a negative propaganda campaign against your company to the point that they had a number of celebrities tweeting negative state written propaganda against AAPL? Cook did handle it well and put the issue to bed.
    3 Apr 2013, 12:41 PM Reply Like
  • Read the news.The Chinese government and government controlled press has done an immediate about face after Cook's apology.
    3 Apr 2013, 02:49 PM Reply Like
  • Tim Cook is the worst CEO and his CFO is no better. They should both step down. they don't have any idea of how or what to do with all the companies cash which sitting there is a ridiculous joke. what idiots they are. they have lost billions in ingest alone.


    Time to hire a new CEO. Maybe buy out Netflix and have Hastings Act as CEO. He would do much better.


    apple is such a let down
    3 Apr 2013, 12:32 PM Reply Like
  • Hastings? LOL I couldn't disagree more. He is a pitch man for a company with a lousy business model. AAPL could put Netflix out of business tomorrow with what would be a rounding error on their cash pile.
    3 Apr 2013, 12:43 PM Reply Like
  • What a bunch of lame comments from people who shouldn't even be commenting. But this is America and we must listen to all idiots too.
    3 Apr 2013, 12:41 PM Reply Like
  • What crap.Like a 5 year old kid.Ninety five variations on a single theme.Did the north koreans nuke Cupertino too?You should work for CNBC.
    3 Apr 2013, 02:48 PM Reply Like
  • I doubt whether AAPL really needs our advice to continue. I'll bet
    within a short time, we will see more of their best new products emerge. This will give their emulators, Samsung, et al, more of the best to try and duplicate!
    Then, the tunes of their critics and second guessers will flip flop, as in the past!
    3 Apr 2013, 04:03 PM Reply Like
  • Tim Cook's a great CEO, unless you're an investor who expects the CEO to put you to sleep every night.
    3 Apr 2013, 06:14 PM Reply Like
  • The consumers are probably expecting home runs like from the stream of new innovative products from 1998-2011.


    Perhaps the IPad mini was a let down, but not for AAPL's bottom line, another home run in my book.


    not long AAPL, waiting though ...
    3 Apr 2013, 06:44 PM Reply Like
  • Still waiting for an answer to my question -


    If not Tim Cook - then who ?


    enquiring minds want to know
    4 Apr 2013, 11:04 AM Reply Like
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