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(The Verge)   The Apple falls farther from the designer   (theverge.com) divider line
    More: Sad, Apple Inc., IPod, Design, Jonathan Ive, Mr. Ive, Apple, independent design company, recent weeks  
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1257 clicks; posted to Business » on 13 Jul 2022 at 1:30 AM (20 weeks ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook



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2022-07-12 9:44:07 PM  
Maybe Google could try to hire him. That would get interesting fast.
 
2022-07-13 12:16:28 AM  
OK, we have some big shoes to fill so let's play it. The new iWhateverthefark. Metal, White, Transparent...SHOOT!
 
2022-07-13 3:27:09 AM  
But everything is still going to have rounded corners, right?
 
2022-07-13 3:38:35 AM  
Apple lost their uniqueness when they lost Steve.

...the other Steve, around 1985...
 
2022-07-13 3:55:50 AM  
I think the problem is that there are limits of what can be achieved via industrial design vs what can be achieved by "tech"

From a business management perspective, you can see why Apple probably ditched him:

"Use visual design language and create product = profit?"

However they are interlinked to the point that people in both of the fields refuse to acknowledge or accept.

Decisions on one end can have catastrophic consequences on the other.

Steve jobs at least had the sensibility to throw both sides under the bus if it served the greater product good.

/trained in both
 
2022-07-13 4:21:12 AM  

covfefe: Maybe Google could try to hire him. That would get interesting fast.


Not sure any fans of Google products want them to look like Apple products
 
2022-07-13 6:16:19 AM  

Cormee: covfefe: Maybe Google could try to hire him. That would get interesting fast.

Not sure any fans of Google products want them to look like Apple products


Not particularly, but it's not like Google hasn't been trying to ape Apple left and right for years.

/Suppose it beats when they were taking cues from Windows Phone's tiles.
 
2022-07-13 7:15:13 AM  
Ive, who joined Apple in 1992, was the visionary behind many of Apple's most iconic hardware designs, including the iMac and the iPod's white headphones.

So basically, Apple succeeded despite this guy, who thought everything should look like a prop from a live action Jetsons movie.
 
2022-07-13 7:30:43 AM  

Nullav: Cormee: covfefe: Maybe Google could try to hire him. That would get interesting fast.

Not sure any fans of Google products want them to look like Apple products

Not particularly, but it's not like Google hasn't been trying to ape Apple left and right for years.

/Suppose it beats when they were taking cues from Windows Phone's tiles.


I've owned the Nexus 5, and the Pixel 3XL. Both phones had great designs, and were just as good as an iPhone in their own ways. Unfortunately, in the Android universe, phone OSs aren't supported as long as iOS, so I would have to buy a new phone sooner than I wanted. At least with the iPhone I have now, I know it has five year support.
 
2022-07-13 7:36:10 AM  
Lol it was the world's most expensive non-compete ... and it caused continual brain drain of the designers Apple had kept. 3 years was long enough.
 
2022-07-13 8:02:53 AM  

covfefe: Maybe Google could try to hire him. That would get interesting fast.


Samsung.  Then he gets to work with all the fancy features he would at Apple, except a few years earlier.
 
2022-07-13 9:44:57 AM  

covfefe: Maybe Google could try to hire him. That would get interesting fast.


Google already has designers to make questionably-useful hardware.
 
2022-07-13 9:55:21 AM  
I love that he, a designer, not a writer, "simplified" his name from Johnny, to "Jony," which reads as "Joanie" to everyone in the world who speaks English.

It's a classic case of form before function - something Ive's Apple has been guilty of in the past.

And I say this as a 30-year Apple devotee.
 
2022-07-13 10:22:34 AM  

FlashHarry: I love that he, a designer, not a writer, "simplified" his name from Johnny, to "Jony," which reads as "Joanie" to everyone in the world who speaks English.

It's a classic case of form before function - something Ive's Apple has been guilty of in the past.

And I say this as a 30-year Apple devotee.


That's Sir Joanie KBE, peasant.
 
2022-07-13 12:14:11 PM  

skinink: Nullav: Cormee: covfefe: Maybe Google could try to hire him. That would get interesting fast.

Not sure any fans of Google products want them to look like Apple products

Not particularly, but it's not like Google hasn't been trying to ape Apple left and right for years.

/Suppose it beats when they were taking cues from Windows Phone's tiles.

I've owned the Nexus 5, and the Pixel 3XL. Both phones had great designs, and were just as good as an iPhone in their own ways. Unfortunately, in the Android universe, phone OSs aren't supported as long as iOS, so I would have to buy a new phone sooner than I wanted. At least with the iPhone I have now, I know it has five year support.


Been thinking of hopping over myself for the same reason. To top it off, Android phones are almost all similar aluminum/glass sandwiches with a gluey center nowadays, so your DIY potential is similarly limited, and you have coinflip odds that the shop you bring it into for repair has never so much as heard of the device in your hand. Grass definitely looks greener on the other side in that regard.
 
2022-07-13 5:38:56 PM  
Hey, I hear The Gap is struggling. Pop on over there and design some iPants...or something.
 
2022-07-14 9:23:17 AM  
#JONY2012
 
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