Jony Ive's Aston Martin...

Discussion in 'Apple, Inc and Tech Industry' started by Rogifan, Sep 13, 2012.

  1. Rogifan macrumors P6

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    ...has its own security guard to watch over it. :D

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    Sweet looking car, but $190K price tag is anything but. :eek:
     
  2. cerote macrumors 6502a

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    He is on a buying spree. Great for him. He is very talented and should enjoy the spoils of it.
     
  3. cerote macrumors 6502a

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    Wonder how much the guard makes or how he landed that job.
     
  4. Tower-Union macrumors 6502

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    I wonder if the guard gets the keys. You know, just in case :D
     
  5. ChristianJapan macrumors 601

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    Not an ugly car; but I would still prefer a SL. Can't effort any of those though.
     
  6. Tsuchiya macrumors 68020

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    Jony has had the Aston Martin for a while now hasn't he?

    He has excellent taste, it's a beautiful car. The guard makes sense. It would be painful seeing something happen to it.
     
  7. RenoG macrumors 65816

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    The guard is there to...(wait for it).... prevent someone marring it from throwing jellybeans at it..:p:p:p
     
  8. TSE macrumors 68030

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    Great looking car but I can think of a few other cars I would prefer to it in that price range or even cheaper.
     
  9. MacNut macrumors Core

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    So does the guard ride with Jony and then gets out.

    And I don't think that traffic cone will fit in the trunk.
     
  10. CyBeRino macrumors 6502a

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    That's a German car though.

    This one, like Ive himself, is British.

    (Also I want one of those myself, but alas unless I either get extremely lucky some day or don't spend a single penny for the next 7 or so years I can probably never afford it.)
     
  11. MacsRgr8 macrumors 604

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    An Aston is so much more than a Merc. It's not about specs. It's about the feel a car will give you.

    Ive show his class by wanting an Aston Martin.
     
  12. ChristianJapan macrumors 601

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    And in black this car looks as good as a black iPhone
     
  13. Mad Mac macrumors regular

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    Well, it figures that Ive drives an Aston. It explains a lot of things actually. Especially where iOS 6 maps got it's inspiration from. :D

     
  14. cerote macrumors 6502a

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    Yea cause a hardware engineer has everything to do with the software app.
     
  15. Mad Mac macrumors regular

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    Hint: Ive is not a hardware engineer. He's an industrial designer. And ID people have everything to do with how hardware and software looks. And don't call them engineers. Most couldn't engineer a box if they tried.
     
  16. shinji macrumors 65816

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    Beautiful car, and he's earned it with all of his contributions to Apple over the years.
     
  17. Ariii macrumors 6502a

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    Ive almost became a car designer, so it makes sense :).
     
  18. Rogifan thread starter macrumors P6

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    Um how would your know what Ive can or can't do? He described the design he practices as part fine art, part engineering.

    As far as software, Apple's industrial designers have nothing to do with it. Ive himself said their focus is hardware.
     
  19. AppleScruff1 macrumors G3

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    I wonder if it scratches as easily? :eek:
     
  20. X-Ravin macrumors regular

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    Why do you think it has a guard? :p
     
  21. Ice-Cube macrumors 6502a

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    Imagine the irony if the Aston Martin execs told him 'You're driving it wrong".
     
  22. AppleScruff1 macrumors G3

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    Or if they told him it's metal, it's supposed to scratch?
     
  23. Koodauw macrumors 68040

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    I would agree 100% with this. That car looks amazing.
     

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