Jony Ive’s RED Mac Pro Sold For over £600k This Weekend

Chris Martin and Bono played a duet on a £1 million piano, Jenna and Barbara Bush worked the room, and a computer was sold for £604,000. 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 people stuff to us. Read More >>

Inside Jony Ive's Extraordinary (and Very Expensive) Sotheby's Auction

Jony Ive creates objects that end up in the hands of hundreds of millions of people. But for his latest trick—a RED charity auction—he and designer Marc Newson are offering up something else: The one-of-a-kind. Read More >>

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 devices already,” he said publicly. But Jobs was dissembling. “Steve never lost his desire to do a tablet,” said Phil Schiller. In fact, while Jony’s design team was developing the iPhone, they were also actively working on tablets. Jobs was just waiting for the right time to bring a tablet to market. Read More >>

Jony Ive's (RED) Charity Edition Mac Pro Expected to Sell for £35k

Web design business doing well? Want to give a little back? Perhaps buying the actually red (RED) Mac Pro might be a nice idea, with its guide value of around £35k all going toward AIDS, TB and malaria charities. The red Mac Pro appears as part of Jony (IVE) and Marc's (RED) Auction, taking place at Sotheby's this November. [Sotheby's via Guardian] Read More >>

Jony Ive's One-Off MacBook-Like Desk Headed to Auction

Remember Jony Ive's Leica camera? It won't be the only item the Apple design guru puts together for the (RED) charity auction. Next up is this minimalist (RED) Desk, made with help from his pal and equally-esteemed design luminary Marc Newson. Read More >>

One-Off Jony Ive Leica Camera is Lustworthy, Even More Unaffordable Than Apple Gear

Leica cameras and Apple hardware are pricey at the best of times, so when news comes in that Apple's design maestro Jony Ive has worked his magic on a one-off Leica for a RED charity auction, it's only ever going to cause pain for your bank balance. Read More >>

Jony Ive and Craig Federighi Talk Design, User Experience and Touch ID

Last week, Business Week ran a fairly boring interview with Tim Cook, Jonathan Ive and Craig Federighi. Now, though, it's released a longer interview with just Ive and Federighi, which is kinda interesting. Here are some of the highlights: Read More >>

Apple Only Started iOS 7 Work Last Nov, Plus Other Startling Quotes From a Rare Jony Ive Interview

Apple's design boss (Sir) Jony Ive has been let off the leash to help promote iOS 7 and the refreshed iPhone range, giving a super-rare long-form interview to USA Today. He speaks. He answers questions. He even laughs a bit, but that might just be the coffee. Read More >>

What OS X Would Look Like If Jony Ive Had an iOS 7-Inspired Stab At It

It's true iOS 7 hasn't even been shipped to the public yet, but we've seen almost everything about it already, and it's radically different in design aesthetic from anything Apple's done before. It's Jony Ive's creation, and it's certainly colourful. But what if Apple let Sir Ive loose on OS X as well? This is probably what it would look like. Read More >>

This Video Reveals Jony Ive's True Inspiration for iOS 7

This video by Max Wohlleber answers it all. The reveal is worth it. It's perfect. [Max Wohlleber Vimeo] Read More >>

10 Iconic Dieter Rams Designs From a Store That Sells His Classics

It's difficult to express the timeless influence Dieter Rams has had on the world of design. From the iPhone in your pocket to the clock on your wall, his elegant and simple voice is everywhere. The only problem with Dieter Rams-designed products? They're almost impossible to find. Read More >>

Apple Has Finally Fixed the Number 1 in iOS 7's Calendar

Rejoice, humans of the Earth, for the ugly off-centre 1 in Apple iOS 7's Calendar app icon has at last been FIXED! It took almost two entire years of design rants after every update, but someone in Cupertino has at last listened and corrected what was a horrible design decision made by someone else who is no longer in Cupertino. iOS 7 beta 4 has a perfectly centred 1. It's the little things, you know? Read More >>

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Apple Is Already Fixing Its Awful iOS 7 App Icons

Coming as a welcome reminder that iOS 7 is still very much in beta, subject to change, and everyone needs to take a few deep breaths, Apple's website is currently showing off a few much-needed updates to its less-than-lauded icon designs. Read More >>

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Why the iOS 7 App Icons Are So Ugly

iOS 7 is beautiful. It's exciting. It feels like a completely different phone—vibrant, alive and a design refresh in the truest sense of the world. But, um, what about them app icons? Some are nice but most are bizarre looking and possibly even ugly. How can something look so good inside but so weird on the face? Read More >>

iOS 7: Instead of Flatness, We Got Depth

Today, after plenty of self-deprecating jokes about virtual cows, Apple unveiled a sweeping overhaul of the mobile software by Jony Ive. After months of speculation and weeks of rumour-mongering, we finally have our answer: the future of iOS is, actually, is rife with dimensionality and texture. Which is a good thing. Read More >>

The Ive Imperative: Can a Great Industrial 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 dimensions? Read More >>


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