The question is why can’t Apple do both? Why do consumers as well as power users need to be serviced by one and the same design form factor?Speak for yourself, I am a big fan of the direction their hardware is heading (thin, USB-C, I love the butterfly keyboards if they weren‘t so prone to breaking).
I don‘t want a thick Macbook Pro or iPhone. Hope they don‘t do a gigantic U-turn in terms of product design under the new leadership.
Jony Ive: To bend is to accelerate. To cover is to opaque. These are the foundations of the Apple notch. With each curve comes fruitfulness in which to impart a sense of reward.So who designed the notch? What has the design process been. More to come, I guess.
Ever since the flat design of iOS 7, my mother with eye disease can hardly operate her iPad. The OS lacks any contrast and button targets are so small. Also it's becoming complex with all the gestures and multitasking, and not everything can be turned off. The iPad went from revelation to her to something of frustration.I've not been a fan of the flat design since Day 1.
Was Ive really involved with the design or was he rubber stamping someone else’s decisions? If he was simply a frontman to whoever was really making the decisions then the designs won’t improve. That person/persons are still there. If he really was behind some/most/all of the decisions then it depends on who really replaces him. That may not be the person Apple officially announces will be in charge.
Seriously? The flat design was the natural evolution of the user interface.The flat iOS design was Ive's and Cook's middle finger to Scott Forstall because he wouldn't take the fall for the Apple Maps debacle.
Not really.Not saying he was solely responsible for the Magic Mouse charging port, but this may be the most egregious act of poor design in Apple’s recent history.
A huge part of Microsoft’s success was Bill Gates. A huge part of the market loss Microsoft had in devices and software in the early 21st century were also because of Bill Gates. Lots of companies have someone who was or is a driving force that makes that company successful and cutting edge who end up making decisions that aren’t that good later in their career.That doesn't surprise me.
What they don't realize is a huge part of Apple's success is largely due to Ive's brilliance and designs. Designs that most other companies have ripped off. Much easier to moan-n-whine about the past being stuck in the good old days.
I think so too. Ive and his team give the directive: "Make it this thin." And then engineering team comes up with a solution. Ive approves. And off it goes to testing. Testing says: "Passed." Design gets incorporated in final product.I don't understand what Ivy had to do with the butterfly mechanism. Wasn't that designed by the engineers? I was under the impression, please correct me if wrong, Ivy and his team dealt with the aesthetics, not the engineering.
Was thinking of this too. That big ugly chopped marshmallow sticking out on the back just didn't fit with what they'd done previously - although maybe we'll find there is some actual reason for it instead of a line of lenses (doubtful).And that’s how we will end up with that ugly camera lense arrangement on the next iPhone
Ives has been working for the past 27 years... if you haven't saved up enough to be able to retire and never worry about bills again by that point, I think you did something wrong...I'm so tired, tired, tired of my job and the constant childish politics but can't leave because I have bills to pay. Wish I could be tired like Ive and not come to work whenever the eff I want to and complain all day for presenting the same damn designs for years on end while keeping millions of dollars to myself.
Good question. From the investor perspective, Apple has tripled revenue under Tim's leadership. That's also a crucial consideration when a board considers CEO performance. Apple's gross profit margin has fallen a small bit (Dec 2018 37.99% and March 2019 37.61%) in recent months but remain similar to margins under Steve's leadership.