Jony's Watch Band back in 2008 :P

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  1. pmap93 macrumors newbie

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    I just saw this video of the intro of the unibody MacBook in 2008.

    I thought i saw a white apple watch sport band :p Maybe he based it on one his watches :p

    Just thought it'd be a bit interesting to see :p
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  3. kdarling macrumors demi-god

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    Good eye! The Apple sport band is pretty much a direct copy of Newson's late 1990s Ikepod design...

    newson_sport.png

    Yep, and Apple hired him to help with their own watch. Other similarities include:

    ikepod-back.jpg
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    ikepod_watchcase2.png
     
  4. Rogifan macrumors P6

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    From what I've read it seems the Watch sport band is much nicer and more comfortable than Newson's Ikepod band.
     
  5. chrf097 macrumors 68040

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    They definitely are.
     
  6. kdarling macrumors demi-god

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    After nearly 20 years of synthetic rubber progress since Newson's 1996 version, one would hope so :)

    Newson must've enjoyed the chance to update his designs. Here's another vague similarity:

    ikepod_link.jpg
     
  7. JayLenochiniMac macrumors G5

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    Good artists copy; great artists steal.
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  8. Rogifan macrumors P6

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    So Marc Newson stole his own design? :p
     
  9. JayLenochiniMac macrumors G5

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    More like Apple hired him so they can steal his design.
     
  10. Rogifan macrumors P6

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    I'm going to guess Marc doesn't care, especially since he's listed on all the design patents. ;)
     
  11. omgitscro macrumors 6502a

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    Jony and Marc were already good friends. Marc's advice must have been a huge influence on the Watch's design from the very beginning.
     
  12. Mac 128 macrumors 601

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    Yes, and don't forget paid handsomely. The fact that everybody was compensated and had a good relationship working on it, doesn't change what it is.
     
  13. cmChimera macrumors 68040

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    Fixed it for you.
     

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