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Former Apple Engineer Slams Apple TV Design

According to Michael Margolis, Steve Jobs would not approve of the new redesign of the Apple TV set-top box.

Margolis tweeted late last Friday that the new designs, the first redesign since Steve Jobs' death, had been suggested five years ago. The proposals had been "tossed out" because Steve Jobs "didn't like them". His twitter feed also reveals that he believes that '"there is nobody to say 'no' to bad design" at Apple since Steve Job's passing.

At the same time as releasing the third generation iPad, 'the new iPad', Apple published their new edition of the Apple TV set-top box. It included a software update that restyled some of the user interface with a new design. The interface echoes the design that is present on the iPhone and iPad, with a grid of apps on the home screen. It also includes the launchpad feature that can be found on OS Lion.

The former engineer lists himself as having worked as a "Professional Hobbyist, AppleTV" and also as a "Senior Software Engineer" at Apple, on his LinkedIn profile.