- Nov 9, 2013
I my goodness they have Mr. Hankey the Christmas Poo from Southpark running the design team now! I new their design team was already in the toilet, but geez...
Ha. No kidding. I was thinking the same thing.Sound like a lot of people here are jealous of Ive’s success and money.
If his involvement ended with the Apple watch in 2015, the iPhone 6 would be the last iPhone design he'd work on. That makes sense because iPhone design then stagnated for the following 6s, 7, and 8.Ooooh poor thing...the money bag was too heavy I guess. And what exactly made him tired? The years and years of same design for the iPhone and Mac lineup? Or changing the colour theme in iOS? Without someone like Steve Jobs pushing him he's just overrated as hell right now.
To show up at HQ twice a week, yes. But if he was like most executives, he probably spent every day of the week working elsewhere at least a couple of hours. They don’t really keep regular hours. At least none that I’ve ever known.He gets paid THAT MUCH only to show up twice a week? With minimal effort he had put into Apple design recent years, this is straight up stealing LOL.
That’s an interesting and troubling possibility.The reputation of the MacBook Pro has been tainted. iPhones are bland. iOS and Mac OS hasn’t seen a significant change in over 5 years. The iPad and Mac Pro were finally redesigned after 5 and 6 years. The poor iMac has also been neglected. Something obviously happened behind the scenes. Tim is all about money. Ives and Jobs combined art and commerce to create a winning combination. If someone needs to go it’s Tim.
So what? No amount of money can help you if you're burnt out.They paid him well,so I don’t feel sorry for him that the job burnt him out.
Thy paid him very well.
Not at all. There’s no financial incentive to come out with a newly designed iMac every few years. Also, the thermals are taxed as it is. Bezel reduction is the next logical step, but what else is on the horizon? It’s a plateaued product that gets spec bumps every so often. We’ll see a new design eventually, but to blame this on Intel is naive.The desktop situation is a 100% Intel problem with years now of relatively stagnant CPU development.
Like I said, don’t feel bad for him what so ever.[doublepost=1561739951][/doublepost]
So what? No amount of money can help you if you're burnt out.
I wish I hadn't done a job that gave me burnout, but I didn't know better at the time. I thought I'd make some money and then get over the burnout later. Except you can't get over it because it's for life.
So you are speculating that he is leaving due to drug addiction?Design is peachy job so highly doubt that was the reason. Suspect the real issue for missing work, looking distant, having weird design choices, no longer under the company spotlight, etc. is due to a drug dependency issue. Moderate use may spur some genius in design but it usually leads to chronic use and crash. So, was the board rather than Tim Cook that made the call? If so, Tim Cook may be next.
Very good post. I would credit every aspect of the Apple Watch as a design success, and there are others such as AirPods (and even iPads, although the design objective there was fairly straightforward), but those products are islands in a sea of sameness. Apple needs a new chief designer who shares Apple's overall design goals but who can also do something interesting.I, too, have become "deeply, deeply tired" of someone who used to bring exciting, whimsical touches to design like translucent colorful plastic, shiny aluminum, and a white pulsating LED to make the Mac look like it's snoozing, but has now become a one-trick pony who only asks "can we make the side of the iMac nobody will ever look at even thinner?".
There were a few rays of light in between, like Apple Watch bands, but for the most part, hardware design at Apple in the past 18 years (the May 2001 white iBook) has been an endless march towards thinness, silver-y or golden shades of aluminum or steel, black bezels, and a glass. Functionally, it has gotten worse.
Enough with the sameness.
Agreed. Without Ive, we wouldn’t have had those iconic original iPhone thru the 4-5 series that we’re absolutely beautiful. He is leaving Apple, but Apple will still be his first client. And let’s not forget that the future products like iOS 14 and MacBooks for the next few years will still have some of his designs as Apple usually already working on the next series of products.Man, are the haters here really so full of impotent rage that they don’t see how fundamental Jony is to Apple’s success? It’s like John leaving the Beatles and people saying ‘good riddance’. I mean, Ive practically IS Apple.
I think Apple's overall design goals have taken a backseat to profit margin and pleasing shareholders.Very good post. I would credit every aspect of the Apple Watch as a design success, and there are others such as AirPods (and even iPads, although the design objective there was fairly straightforward), but those products are islands in a sea of sameness. Apple needs a new chief designer who shares Apple's overall design goals but who can also do something interesting.