Jony Ive's Promotion Could Mean the Next Design Revolution at Apple

So Jony Ive has a new title. So what? This banal little reshuffling could have a much bigger impact on Apple than you’d think. As Ive steps back from running day-to-day operations, it will make room for new designers—and a new design language—to emerge from the studio he managed for 20 years. And it’s about time. »5/26/15 3:02pm5/26/15 3:02pm

The Last Time Apple Sold an Obscenely Overpriced Gadget

Now that the collective eye roll around Apple's $10,000 watch has turned into a blank stare, it's time for a little bit of nostalgia. Apple is not new to this game of selling seemingly everyday gadgets for ridiculous dollar amounts. The Twentieth Anniversary Macintosh (TAM) wrote the rules nearly 20 years ago. »3/18/15 12:40pm3/18/15 12:40pm

Jony Ive’s RED Mac Pro Sold For Almost $1 Million This Weekend

Chris Martin and Bono played a duet on a $1.6 million piano, Jenna and Barbara Bush worked the room, and a computer was sold for $977,000. Though Vanity Fair contends that Jony Ive and Marc Newson’s Sotheby’s auction on Saturday was “unlike the typical Sotheby’s auction,” it still sounds like pretty typical rich… »11/25/13 12:18pm11/25/13 12:18pm

The Inside Story of How the iPad Got Its Iconic Design

While Jony Ive's group was secretly working on the iPad, Steve Jobs was telling the public and press that Apple had no intention of releasing a tablet. “Tablets appeal to rich guys with plenty of other PCs and de- vices already,” he said publicly. But Jobs was dissembling. “Steve never lost his desire to do a tablet,”… »11/14/13 11:00am11/14/13 11:00am

This Hilarious Secret Behind Jony Ive's Inspiration for iOS 7

iOS 7 is just so colorful! It's so light! It's so fun! But not only that, the colors all blend together in a beautiful watercolor effect. It's like a pastel psychedelic trip. It's like seeing the palette of an artist obsessed with Easter. I wonder where Jony Ive got the idea for that color scheme. I wonder what his… »8/07/13 8:39pm8/07/13 8:39pm

This Is the Most Awesomerest Feature in Apple iOS 7

Redesign, schmedesign. Apple's designmeister Jony Ive can harp all he wants about harmonious grids, elegant typography and the holy essence of genius contained in Dieter Ram's underpants. But the fact is that the most oooh!-aaah! feature in his new iOS 7 is the parallax effect you can see in this animated GIF. It's… »6/10/13 4:49pm6/10/13 4:49pm

Ive's Influence: Can a Great Product Designer Also Design Great UI?

With iOS 7 a little over a week away, it's worth taking stock of the fact that this is Jonathan Ive's first WWDC as Apple's Head of Human Interface (HI). But what does it mean for an industrial designer—someone who works with atoms in three dimensions—to be put in charge of a team that works with electrons in two… »5/29/13 1:20pm5/29/13 1:20pm