History of Apple Corporate

Discussion in 'General Mac Discussion' started by tomf87, Feb 5, 2004.

  1. tomf87 macrumors 65816


    Sep 10, 2003
    Can anyone explain this to me or know where I can bring myself up to date on the past history of Apple?


    Skip through the mish mash about the advertisemtn and the last quote from someone who wrote in:

    Who is Ivy and what's the point here?
  2. RBMaraman macrumors 65816


    Jul 25, 2002
    Prospect, KY
    Jonathan Ive is Apple's head designer. He's (and his team) the one that design's all of Apple's products.

    This guy is saying that Ive saved the company, and not Jobs, because Ive was the one who designed the iMac.
  3. iMeowbot macrumors G3


    Aug 30, 2003
    Re: History of Apple Corporate

    Well it is the Register, so it's probably a diminutive for Jonathan Ive.
  4. tomf87 thread starter macrumors 65816


    Sep 10, 2003
    Re: Re: History of Apple Corporate

    Well, I take it all as a grain of salt as you can't just read one source of information and take it as the ultimate truth.

    The quote above was actually from a reader. Thanks for the replies!
  5. janey macrumors 603


    Dec 20, 2002
    sunny los angeles
    to be more specific he's the vp of industrial design at apple...and without jobs, ive wouldnt have been able to do it. So they needed each other.
    theres him on the left...

    if you want to learn about the history of Apple, check out Owen Linzmayer's Apple Confidential. I think there's a 2.0 out which is the definitive history, but the original 1.0 is cool too. Also, the Second Coming of Steve Jobs is cool too.
  6. Spock macrumors 68000


    Jan 6, 2002
    Check www.woz.org in the links section, Woz has all kind of cool links for information
  7. rainman::|:| macrumors 603


    Feb 2, 2002
    how far you want to go back? like the time Apple civilized part of the desert and had a huge rock fest? if you want the good early stuff, pre1976-1985 or so, check out The Little Kingdom: The Private Story of Apple Computer by Michael Morris. It stops in the mid 80s but covers the first decade, as well as the biographies of the founding members, better than any book I've read.

  8. Sun Baked macrumors G5

    Sun Baked

    May 19, 2002
    Jobs is still the barrier that any designer has to pass in order to get a design approved, as it is with any corporation -- the head and/or board of directors must "like" it.

    And Jobs has always had quite a bit of input into design decisions -- some would say too much in computer past, that actually hampered the machine's functionality and created enourmous cost over runs.

    Such as fans in computers and the material/color of the NeXT case. The first created obvious problems, while the second created the silly money situation due to the material and the "specific" color he wanted.

    But this isn't the first time nitpicky design issues created problems across a variety of enterprises, you'll find many such examples that created problems/enourmous costs everywhere.

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