Apple CEO Steve Jobs' obsessive focus on design detail is at least partially responsible for why the tech sphere and the design sphere are so intertwined at the moment. Which makes the ire that Jobs has received for the current iTunes 10 logo. While winding down from Wednesday's iPod announcements, Steve Jobs appears to have taken some time to respond to an e-mail criticizing the new look of the iTunes icon:
Joshua Kopac, ValuLeads, designer sent Jobs an e-mail blasting the new iTunes icon:
Enjoyed the presentation today. But … this new iTunes logo really sucks. You're taking 10+ years of instant product recognition and replacing it with an unknown. Let's both cross our fingers on this….
Jobs' reply, terse as usual, was such:
Sent from my iPhone
Kopac isn't alone, as the new iTunes icon has already inspired a Twitter account dubbed @itunes10icon — a fake persona defending itself against critics who call it ugly:
Here're few post-worthy alternate by Chris Carlozzi: