• Nicholas BurroughsNicholas Burroughs, 5 years ago

    [obligatory Dieter Rams comment]

    10 points
  • Ian WilliamsIan Williams, 5 years ago

    But don't "great artists steal"?

    3 points
    • Sean LesterSean Lester, 5 years ago (edited 5 years ago )

      Can you just think about Jony's family and those missed weekend BBQ's for a second please, you monster?

      Were all those missed weekends for nothing? I mean, where is the reward for all his hard labor?

      4 points
    • Jonathan ShariatJonathan Shariat, 5 years ago

      Theres a big difference between stealing, learning it, and improving it

      and stealing and making copies.

      2 points
    • Ryan GloverRyan Glover, 5 years ago

      "Good artists copy, great artists steal."

      Copy as in what's being referred to here. Steal, here, means to take ideas/principles and work them into your own work. For example, taking something like the "breathing" standby light on MacBooks and incorporating it into your own design, not blatantly copying a design to make an identical clone.

      1 point
  • Sean LesterSean Lester, 5 years ago

    Sure but, as someone whose work has been ripped on several occasions: there's no use in spending time being upset about it. You'll always be copied/ripped. They can take your "thing" but they can't take the thing in YOU that produced that thing, and can produce the next thing and the next thing. And at the end of the day Apple is still Apple for this reason. Most people probably haven't heard of their knockoffs.

    3 points
    • Rob GormleyRob Gormley, 5 years ago

      Pretty much. And where is the line drawn in "copying a style" versus "inspiration"? I seem to recall Apple paying, after the fact, a substantial sum to the Swiss railways over a certain Clock in their iOS ...

      5 points
  • Darth BaneDarth Bane, 5 years ago

    He's talking about blatant ripoffs, not about being influenced by others (which is normal for designers).

    1 point
  • Ahmet SulekAhmet Sulek, 5 years ago


    8GB flash memory More room for apps, music, videos and photos


    0 points
  • Nathan HueningNathan Huening, 5 years ago

    It's "Ive", not "Ives".

    0 points