Pixel Envy

Written by Nick Heer.

Apple, Marzipan, Delight

I’ve been struggling to assemble several disparate threads of thought that emerged from WWDC last week. I think Becky Hansmeyer’s piece is a good assessment of what we know about “Marzipan” apps so far, and some interesting speculation:

Here’s two opinions. They aren’t necessarily my opinions, but I know many of you share them.

  1. The visual design of iOS has grown stale and is in need of an overhaul.

  2. Marzipan apps, while better than Electron apps, still don’t feel like they “belong” on the Mac. They don’t feel like “real” Mac apps.

Let’s talk about these things.

I’ve been watching the usual suspects’ tweets closely over the past week, and their findings have given me a lot to think about, and a fair amount of uncertainty. One thing I am clear on, however, is that those who are making snap judgements about the quality of “Marzipan” based on the apps in the first beta of MacOS Mojave are jumping the gun.