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WIRED has announced that Apple's former design chief Jony Ive will sit down with Vogue's longtime editor-in-chief Anna Wintour to discuss his latest endeavors, the future of design as he sees it, and more at the virtual RE:WIRED event next week.

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Ive's conversation with Wintour will take place Tuesday, November 9 at 9:30 a.m. Pacific Time. Registration for the event is free and available online.
Our world is facing some of the most critical challenges of all time. While the last decade ushered in dramatic technological acceleration, the last 18 months have kicked off a tectonic societal shift in how we live, work, and connect.

Generating sustainable and strategic solutions to these challenges—from both communal action and heroic innovation—requires us to rewire discourse and the way we think. This is RE:WIRED.

Join us this November for a series of conversations between technologists and people who think hard about the consequences for those technologies on society, economics, sustainability and, ultimately, our future.
Ive left Apple in 2019 to form an independent design company LoveFrom with fellow designer Marc Newson. Apple said it would remain one of Ive's primary clients, but it's unclear which Apple products he has helped to design since his departure from the company. Apple did confirm that Ive was involved with the design of the colorful 24-inch iMac released in April, but it did not say if any of that work occurred after he left Apple.

LoveFrom has reached multi-year design partnerships with brands like Airbnb and Ferrari.

Ive's participation in RE:WIRED was spotted earlier by 9to5Mac. Other speakers at the two-day event will include CISA director Jen Easterly, actor John Cho, EVgo CEO Cathy Zoi, Moderna CEO Stéphane Bancel, and more.

Article Link: Apple's Former Design Chief Jony Ive to Speak at WIRED Event Next Week
 
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m4mario

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Can’t wait! Since he doesn’t work for Apple anymore he’ll just talk about random stuff? Decided to check out his website. There’s nothing. It’s invisible ?

LOL. Not even a “contact us”. This is the most useless company website I’ve ever seen. There is really nothing to be done here. ?
 

The Cappy

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I wonder what Ive has to say about the recent Phat iPhones and the Thiccc MacBook Pros. And about all the ports, they are everywhere.
This is why it probably won't be an enjoyable interview for the more-than-adolescent crowd. It'll probably be mostly someone needling him about the changes Apple has made that rolled back some of his designs, ignoring the other things he did that are have been so widely and thoroughly copied that everybody now things, "Well that was obvious though."
 

alpi123

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Unpopular opinion: I’m not a big fan of Apple’s design language after Ive left. The new MacBook Pro’s are thick and ugly. And the old ports are overhyped. Photographers have already moved past SD card and HDMI 2.0 is on its way out to make way for HDMI 2.1

The MagSafe is great though.
I agree. Ever since Jony left, they started reusing their old designs, and it looks like they're clueless on how to design a good looking device.

(thought it looks like the customers benefit since the new macbooks might be ugly but they brought back features that wouldn't be possible on the thin macbooks prior to them)
 

m4mario

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I agree. Ever since Jony left, they started reusing their old designs, and it looks like they're clueless on how to design a good looking device.

(thought it looks like the customers benefit since the new macbooks might be ugly but they brought back features that wouldn't be possible on the thin macbooks prior to them)
Looks has a bigger function than most give credit for. A good looking tool is inspiring to use. Apple positions itself as a company that builds tools that inspire people to do more. Minimalism, is inspiring.
 

TheDailyApple

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Unpopular opinion: I’m not a big fan of Apple’s design language after Ive left. The new MacBook Pro’s are thick and ugly. And the old ports are overhyped. Photographers have already moved past SD card and HDMI 2.0 is on its way out to make way for HDMI 2.1

The MagSafe is great though.
SD cards are far from obsolete. Other cards are only preferred for hi-end video and top of the line sports cameras, and even these often contain SD as well. Unless higher speeds are absolutely needed, SD cards are a smaller more economical choice. SD is the USB of removable storage. There are usually faster standards, but SD continues to be the most common while other standards die and are replaced.

My only complaint would be that it is a UHS-II slot instead of a UHS-III one. UHS-III adoption has hardly begun, but it’d be nice for future-proofing.
 

orbital~debris

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This sounds interesting! (What with this and the DealBook conference my calendar is suddenly full for next week! And that’s before I take in all the COP26 news…)

Thanks for the event registration tips, MacRumors!

I’m sure Sir Jonathan Ive – one of the greatest designers of our era, widely accepted fact – will have some astute observations.

I do wish people here would take more than a moment to listen to his views instead of ‘trash’ them – it’s pretty clear the reactionary comments are often from the people who think design is how it looks, and don’t understand that detailed thought goes into Apple products (i.e. Ive never just “made things thin”).
 

performa_6400

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Unpopular opinion: I’m not a big fan of Apple’s design language after Ive left. The new MacBook Pro’s are thick and ugly. And the old ports are overhyped. Photographers have already moved past SD card and HDMI 2.0 is on its way out to make way for HDMI 2.1

The MagSafe is great though.
I agree with most of this aside from SD. Many prosumer cameras like Canon's top selling R6 use sd.
 

ksgant

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Though it's unlike him, he'll probably badmouth the new MacBook Pros. "You mean to tell me that Apple is listening to their customers and implementing changes based on what they want?!?! I had envisioned that by now, in 2021, that the MacBook would have ZERO ports on it, and be so thin that you could shave with it. What Apple is doing now is just insane. It's not the same company that I left. Listening to their customers...I tell you, that's just wrong, mate".
 
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