Former Apple TV Engineer Claims Steve Jobs Had Rejected The New Apple TV Interface

Apple launched the new Apple TV alongside the third generation iPad at the media event on March 7th, which brought 1080p playback capabilities to the device and a revamped user interface. Apple had also released Apple TV software update 5.0, which brought the new icon-based user interface to the second generation Apple TV.

Former Apple TV engineer Michael Margolis claims that the new Apple TV interface designed were tossed out 5 years ago because Steve Jobs didn’t like them.

Margolis goes on to say that “now there is nobody to say ‘no’ to bad design”.

We actually like the new icon-based user interface. It also seems to indicate that apps may be finally coming to Apple’s setup box.

[via Macgasm]