VP of iOS, Scott Forstall, will also testify at the Apple vs Samsung trial

VP of iOS, Scott Forstall, will also testify at the Apple vs Samsung trial
Apple has submitted its latest list of witnesses and among the others we find the name of Scott Forstall - Senior Vice President of iOS Software at Apple. He will be testifying right after Phil Schiller, Apple's Senior Vice President of Worldwide Marketing.

Schiller took the stand this Tuesday, but his testimony was cut short, because the court had to wrap it up. When the proceedings resume on Friday, his testimony will continue, and depending on how long it takes, we might see Scott Fostall take the stand as early as this Friday. Scott Forstall is a key figure in Apple and in this trial. He's basically in charge of iOS, which includes some design elements that Apple claims Samsung has copied, like the 4x4 app icon grid and the dock of 4 favorite apps at the bottom. It'll be interesting to see if he shows the court screenshots of some older, unreleased versions of iOS, which we haven't seen before, similarly to how designer Christopher Stringer brought a few device prototypes for his testimony.

Scott Forstall was once profiled Apple "CEO-in-waiting", as a number of his character's traits have been found to be pretty close to those of Apple ex-CEO Steve Jobs. For an instance, Forstall is often depicted as a brilliant engineer and manager, but also one who is tough to work with, due to his very demanding and ambitious character.

source: AppleInsider

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5 Comments

1. pikapowerize

Posts: 1869; Member since: May 03, 2012

i wish this war will end..... its really annoying....

4. joey_sfb

Posts: 6794; Member since: Mar 29, 2012

The war would not end this life time as Apple started this war with a 60 billons war chest. They would rather burn every single cent to stop others from making money than to innovate themselves. With billons on R&D they could have come up with so much more, now they are using it to sue over round rectangle phones and tablets. Using court injunction to bleed the competition. So to Sir Jonathan Ive, please shut the hell up!

2. pikapowerize

Posts: 1869; Member since: May 03, 2012

i hope the wrong will be corrected... and i hope they will just concentrate on innovations and there products!

3. andro.

Posts: 1999; Member since: Sep 16, 2011

Its funny,I recognise this guys face from being one of the apple vps almost crying in awe in a promo apple video for the 2006 technology of video calling becoming available for iPhone under the name face time!

5. androidornothing

Posts: 143; Member since: Apr 26, 2012

This guys face is so annoying I just want to slap him. And plus he's a second Steve jobs.

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