Jony Ive refuses to sign an iPhone

Discussion in 'Apple, Inc and Tech Industry' started by Rogifan, Nov 26, 2014.

  1. Rogifan Suspended

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    Someone really needs to put his ego in check. :D

    http://archive.aweber.com/michaelheppell1/II30X/h/Hanging_Out_With_Sir_Jony.htm

     
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    Thanks for sharing. It is a very interesting story. I enjoyed it.
    Thought provoking. I still can not decide whether he was modest or simply pragmatic in a way. Just imagine how much an iPhone 6 with Jony Ive's signature would cost.
    Thanks again for the story.
     
  3. Nalp2010 macrumors member

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    Exactly my thoughts when I saw the new Mac Pro. :(
     
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    Took a selfie with the guy too.

    http://www.michaelheppell.com/2014/11/24/michael-and-jony/

    This is one thing I really like about Tim Cook's Apple. Executives are more approachable. At WWDC Craig and Jony took lots of selfies with attendees. And just the other day I saw a photo on Twitter of someone who met Eddy Cue at the Boston Apple store and got a selfie with him. I sense very little ego at all from Tim and his executive team.
     
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    Makes me question who's ego needs to be put in check.

    ;)
     
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    By reading the title of your post I really thought 'what a jerk, what's the story behind this?' But after reading the rest of the post I really enjoy the way he thinks and I took my thoughts back.
     
  8. Rogifan thread starter Suspended

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    My ego in check comment was sarcastic of course. :)
     
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    Jobs would have just signed the freaking phone instead of giving some kumbaya reason not to.
     
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    I think he didn't sign it cause he thought the guy would sell the phone for 1M$ just cause it has Jony Ive's signature on the back.
     
  13. maflynn Moderator

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    Interesting story. I suppose he's giving the other people who worked on the phone their respect. Since he did do something on the back of the phone, it wasn't like he was being a jerk or anything. He did accommodate the author in some fashion
     

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