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Jony Ive shakes up Apple’s software design group, iPhone interface creator Greg Christie departing

Posted in ひと, アップル, デザイン by shiro on 2014年4月10日

Apple Designer Jonathan Ive Talks About Steve Jobs and New Products

Posted in ひと, アップル, インタビュー by shiro on 2014年3月18日

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Apple Designer Jonathan Ive Talks About Steve Jobs and New Products | TIME

Are You An Old Git? And Other Questions For Apple’s Jony Ive | Cult of Mac

Jony Ive interviewed by the Sunday Times Magazine | The Loop

Review: Jony Ive by Leander Kahney

Posted in レビュー by shiro on 2014年3月4日

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Review: Jony Ive by Leander Kahney | asymco

This process-orientation is what makes the book stand out for me personally.

Leander Kahney の書いたジョニー・アイブ本 | maclalala2

How iOS7 is forcing a redesign of Montessori education

Posted in アップル, 教育 by shiro on 2013年12月16日

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Posted in ひと, デザイン by shiro on 2013年11月16日
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Who Deserves More Credit for Apple’s Phenomenal Success?

Posted in ひと, アップル, 伝記 by shiro on 2013年11月15日

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Who Deserves More Credit for Apple’s Phenomenal Success? | Cult of Mac

But was it all Steve Jobs? Is the company doomed without him? What happens when one man gets all the credit? The truth is more complex.

Leander Kahney の書いたジョニー・アイブ本 | maclalala2

The Inside Story of How the iPad Got Its Iconic Design | Gizmodo

Jony Ive: The man behind Apple’s magic curtain

Posted in ひと, アップル, インタビュー by shiro on 2013年9月20日

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Jony Ive: The man behind Apple’s magic curtain | USA Today

Marco della Cava:

Federighi says iOS 7’s new look is inextricably linked with technological advances.

“This is the first post-Retina (Display) UI (user interface), with amazing graphics processing thanks to tremendous GPU (graphics processing unit) power growth, so we had a different set of tools to bring to bear on the problem as compared to seven years ago (when the iPhone first launched),” he says. “Before, the shadowing effect we used was a great way to distract from the limitations of the display. But with a display that’s this precise, there’s nowhere to hide. So we wanted a clear typography.”

Jony Ive and Craig Federighi Interview With USA Today | John Gruber

Very interesting — sounds like Ive and Federighi get along very well. (Although I think that was exactly the point of Apple having paired them together for these interviews — emphasizing the harmony atop Apple’s executive ranks, in stark contrast to the situation just one year ago.) Much better piece than the Businessweek one today.

USA Today talks to Jony Ive and Craig Federighi | Jim Dalrymple

Jony & Craig | ParisLemon

Anyway, publication choices aside, the pieces are both fascinating. The Bloomberg Businessweek piece has a clear focus on Tim Cook, but strongly plays up the relationship between Jony Ive and Craig Federighi. They’re portrayed as sort of the buddy cops to Cook’s police chief.

It’s interesting that it’s only those three executives who were chosen for this PR push — no Phil Schiller, no Eddy Cue, etc — but you can probably write that off as Ive and Federighi being the key cogs for the new iPhones and iOS 7.

Cook, Ive, and Federighi on the New iPhone and Apple’s Once and Future Strategy

Posted in ひと, アップル, インタビュー by shiro on 2013年9月20日

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Cook, Ive, and Federighi on the New iPhone and Apple’s Once and Future Strategy | Businessweek

Sam Grobart:

To Cook, the mobile industry doesn’t race to the bottom, it splits. One part does indeed go cheap, with commoditized products that compete on little more than price. “There’s always a large junk part of the market,” he says. “We’re not in the junk business.” The upper end of the industry justifies its higher prices with greater value. “There’s a segment of the market that really wants a product that does a lot for them, and I want to compete like crazy for those customers,” he says. “I’m not going to lose sleep over that other market, because it’s just not who we are. Fortunately, both of these markets are so big, and there’s so many people that care and want a great experience from their phone or their tablet, that Apple can have a really good business.”

You could say that Apple’s approach in mobile ignores history, specifically the Mac/Windows wars of the 1990s, which Apple clearly lost.

Businessweek Scores Interviews With Cook, Ive, and Federighi | John Gruber

I know this is universally accepted as gospel in the business world, but how does this jibe with the fact that Apple has been the most profitable PC-maker in the world for the last decade? Not counting iPads or iPhones, just Macs, Apple makes more profit than any company producing Windows PCs — and yet we’re supposed to accept as fact that Apple “clearly lost” the Windows-vs.-Mac war? Methinks Grobart should have paid more attention to Cook regarding junk businesses.

Apple’s market share is bigger than BMW’s or… | ParisLemon

Apple’s market share is bigger than BMW’s or Mercedes’s or Porsche’s in the automotive market. What’s wrong with being BMW or Mercedes?
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If you run into people who still don’t get it, maybe this simple analogy will help.

The Mad magazine reference is great, but I wish… | ParisLemon

Apple CEO Tim Cook’s Complete Interview With Bloomberg Businessweek | Businessweek

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Apple’s Jonathan Ive and Craig Federighi: The Complete Interview | Businessweek

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Jonathan Ive and Craig Federighi: The Complete Businessweek Interview | Daring Fireball

Craig Federighi: Oftentimes, a product’s design requires manufacturing to solve unreasonable problems. That’s the same as engineering a user interface design. Both are about just solving these crazy problems. But you never get a sense from Tim or from Jeff [Jeff Williams, Apple’s current operations chief] that there’s a question about why are we solving this. Why aren’t we taking an easy way out and sidestepping this problem? It is, “No, this is the right design, and we’re going to do things that no one else in the world has ever tried to do in order to get it right.”

Tim Cook: I think if I bought [an Android tablet] and used it, and I thought that was a tablet experience, I’m not sure I would ever buy another tablet. The responsiveness isn’t there. The basic touch is really off. The app experience is a stretched-out smartphone kind of experience. It’s not an optimized experience. However, that said, I have always said that the tablet market was going to surpass the PC market. I was saying that well before it was viewed to be sane to say that. It’s clear that we’re 24 months away from that.

In full BW interview, Tim Cook talks about buying things with Fingerprints and Android duopoly | 9to5Mac