A few weeks ago Apple introduced the Apple TV 5.0 software to the public, and for a software update, this sure wasn’t a huge move. The addition to 5.0 was simply a re-design of the home panel on the Apple TV, which does look a lot cleaner than the past interface. The overhaul has been hated on by many users, but it has also received much positive feedback too.
Although I like the new re-haul, former CEO of Apple, Steve Jobs, surely wasn’t a huge fan. A design similar to the design shipped on all Apple TV 5.0 devices was brought up 5 years ago, but thrown out because Steve Jobs did not approve of it. Michael Margolis, a former Apple TV UI designer, has recently blurted out this secretive information on Twitter. He made sure to include “Now there is nobody to say ‘no’ to bad design,” mainly because Steve Jobs is no-longer around.
But, please remember that five years ago from today the App-store hadn’t even existed, or at-least to the public. This new design looks to make the Apple-TV look more like the App-store, rather than the boring old text-filled UI. As the years went on the App-store even started to include many minor UI upgrades, with more pictures on the homepage, alike the 5.0 software.
If we’ve seen some minor moves to the Apple TV UI, maybe iOS is next? Steve Jobs was a man that hadn’t liked much change, and now that he is gone, maybe Apple will make some changes to their products. After years, I think its time iOS see’s some re-hauls, what do you think?