Jony Ive, iPhone designer, announces Apple departure (ft.com)
over 3 years ago from David Barker
over 3 years ago from David Barker
I want to upvote this by infinity. I love my iPad Pro but I HATE having to charge the pencil. I really want to upgrade to the new iPad Pro just to charge my pencil like a normal person.
UPDATE: I should note that I only plug the Pencil into the lightning port when it very rarely decides to not sync. I use an inverter plug to charge it on the end of a lightning cable.
charge my pencil like a normal person
Out of context, this would be a rather perplexing thing to say to people in the past
I can live with the mouse, I just charge it on an evening when I leave the office or whatever.. but that pencil, so bad.
When key people leave they always say they have full trust in the people replacing them but things always change.
Ive is iconic and did a lot for Apple. In some ways we already see the effect of his departure in the product design choices in the last WWDC.
If I had to make a wild guess, Id say that the product design quality will go down and the interaction design quality will go up.
Thoughts? Other useless guesses?
I loved the latest apple designs, personally. It sounds like Apple will be the firm's biggest client, but he'll also be able to work on passion projects.
I think the whole Apple arrangement will be on a consultation level and involve products that he has already started with them. It might even be a complete lie and put out there to not spook people.
My guess would be a shift into architecture. Designing a prestigious art gallery or another corporate HQ.
Apple works so far ahead that you will likely not start noticing non-Ive trends for another 5 years at least.
It's kind of strange that he's not being replaced and it doesn't seem like they plan to replace him. Design reports to Operations now, which could lead to massive changes.
The new Apple products will have been in the design phase for years, it's likely Ive had a big role in products we'll see for the next few years.
"When I spoke to him this week, Sir Jonathan said he would be starting a new venture of his own, called LoveFrom, with Apple as his first client. He still hoped to stay “very involved” in Apple’s product development for “many many years to come”. "
Sounds like he'll still be involved but it will give him other things to work on as well. Good for him.
It will be nice to see a shift in design style on Apple. Great times comes ahead, specially on UI, I'm sure.
I would love to see something from Jony that is identifiable as an Apple product. If you're working for one particular company you're almost bound by its constraints like the brand that needs to represented or the stakes other have in the company. can't wait what Jony does if he's freed of that.
Idk how big a deal this really is. It's not as if Ive hasn't been mentoring a team for quite a while now. With the CDO title, I can't be sure how involved in individual product or industrial designs he really was, other than a 1000 ft. take. And plus, if he's still going to be doing that on-contract, then who cares?
I'd be extremely curious to get the deep behind the scenes of that transition. It must be quite a challenge to course-correct the massive ship that Apple has become.
The "Magic" Mouse is a wrist breaker, aesthetics over ergonomics is a bad recipe for your health. But the real cancer at Apple is Tim Cook, he is what Ballmer was to Microsoft. A -formerly - visionary company can't have an operation focused CEO. Cook is destroying the long term future of Apple by just cashing out of inertia.
Good, glad he's gone
I would like to see a new approach to iPhones design. Not a big fan of the round slippery edges, and screen protection should be dealt with too – I don't know a single person who has NOT broken their glass/screen. iPhone without a case is way too fragile.
I’ve never owned a case and have never cracked a screen beyond a few scratches. I’ve dropped it many times, and it’s slipped off of chairs, countertops, etc. and never broken.
Love the aesthetic of the phone. No cases for me.
End of an era but about time really, product at Apple has become incredibly stale over the past few years.
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