Figma's new Make Designs tool, which allows users to rapidly create app mockups using AI, has been withdrawn following concerns that its generated designs closely resembled Apple's iOS weather app. CEO Dylan Field took responsibility for the tool's removal, admitting to pushing the team to meet deadlines and defending the company's AI development approach.

Andy Allen, CEO of Not Boring Software, highlighted on X how closely Make Designs replicated Apple's app, cautioning designers to verify and modify results to avoid potential legal issues.

In an interview, Figma CTO Kris Rasmussen clarified that Make Designs was not trained on Apple's app designs. He emphasized that Figma did not conduct any training for its generative AI features, relying instead on off-the-shelf models and a bespoke design system they commissioned, which may have contributed to the issue.

Field reiterated that Make Designs did not use Figma's content, community files, or app designs for training, refuting accusations of data training. He acknowledged the tool's low variability as a significant challenge that needs addressing.