Originally Posted by StephanJobs
While I admit the controls needed some tweaking, I thought the old Fashioned tape reels were quite a nice touch.
Am I Alone in thinking Some Skewmorphism isn't such a bad thing?
I am not sure if that Old Tape thing is part of Skewmorphism, but I liked it, and Yellow Pad in Notes apps is nice, kind of humanizing… If the worst thing about our Macs and iOS is such little esthetic nuances, vs the actual functionality, then we are doing really well!!!
Maybe the best solution would be to allow the users to Turn Off/On such Items in Appearances in System Preferences! There we could pick our own "skins", and everybody is happy! End of Taste-Styles Wars of Opinions! But then, Apple will probably err on the side of Simplification, and Uniformity between Mac and iOS.
As to this New Podcast App:
Between my Mac 10.8.3, iPad 3, iPhone 4S, the Syncing of the Playhead Position is not precise! I.e. If I Pause on iPad, and want to Resume Listening on my iPhone 4S or Mac, the Playlhead is not exactly at the same spot, and I gave it 20 or so Seconds to Sync over Wi-Fi! So, maybe my expectations for that Feature are to high!
Ideally, it'd be great if there was Switch To Another Device feature in Podcast App and in Tunes! I.e. Let's say I started listening on Mac, and then I'd Click on a Button, and it would make my iPhone start playing that Track, or Podcast, from exactly the same spot! And vs. I, when I get back home, my iPhone 4S would "hand over" the track to iTunes on Mac!
Delete a Podcast Episode on This or All Devices - that would be nice too!!!