Items tagged with Greg-Christie

Longtime Apple Human Interface designer Greg Christie is retiring from the company, and reportedly friction between he and designer Jonny Ive hastened his departure. According to 9to5Mac’s sources familiar with the matter, Christie’s software group will now report to Ive, who himself oversees the industrial design of Apple products. Aside from the important fact that Apple is losing a man in Christie who’s served important roles for the company and spanned the Newton to the iPhone, this management shakeup is notable because it unites Apple’s software and hardware design... Read more...
Whether you’re an Apple fanboy or a dyed-in-the-wool hater, the influence of the original iPhone cannot be understated. In one fell swoop, Apple essentially created and perfected a new category of device, and it would be years before anyone else caught up. Greg Christie, a senior Apple engineer when the company was building the iPhone, pulled back the curtain a bit on what it was like developing the landmark device. According to the Wall Street Journal, Christie was originally hired at Apple in 1996 to work on the ill-fated Newton PDA. Fast forward to 2004, when Apple’s Scott Forstall... Read more...