Kickstarter for Jony Ive to learn Design 101?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by samiznaetekto, Oct 14, 2014.

  1. samiznaetekto, Oct 14, 2014
    Last edited: Oct 14, 2014

    samiznaetekto macrumors 65816

    Dec 26, 2009
    I stop by Apple store every time when I'm passing it by at the mall. Just to hold iPhone 6 in my hand and think in disbelief, "How it can be so F ugly?! Is this the same Apple I used to love and immerse 100% in its ecosystem?!" I look at those candlewax antenna bands, boring rounded rectangle, cheap looking curved plasticky screen, ugly and buggy iOS... shake my head and walk out the store while a tear slowly rolls down my cheek.

    So why don't we start a Kickstarter project to send Jony Ive to some Design 101 course at some college? Pay for his tuition in hope he learns the basics of good design. Maybe then he can create a good design for iPhone - or at least, imitate the modern design of Android and Windows phones, like M8, Note 4, Z3, etc.

    Whatch'all think? :D

    iPhone 6:


    Modern phones:

  2. mcdj macrumors G3


    Jul 10, 2007
    Well, the antenna bands do look waxy, and the OS is buggy, so can't tell if serious. If the smiley face at the end of your creative writing assignment means sarcasm, maybe it's you who needs kickstarter to fund a writing class. Mark Twain didn't need no stinkin' smiley faces.

    OTOH, if you're serious, just remember Jony Ive can design circles around you and me and everyone here. So says millions of current iPhone 6 owners, and half of China.
  3. wxman2003 Suspended

    Apr 12, 2011
    His designs are so bad that Apple is selling record numbers of the 6 and 6 plus. Blowing out past releases by a mile. The note 4 is ugly. They actually painted the sides. The Z3 looks like a brick with ugly sharp edges. Perhaps Sony and Samsung need to take design classes as those are 2 ugly dogs.
  4. Tthomas612 macrumors 65816


    Aug 24, 2013
    I'm assuming this is sarcasm...

    My iPhone 6 looks better then any windows phone. I personally like it much better then the M8 or Note 4. I do like the LGG3, but still like the 6 design better

    And IMHO, the iPhone 6 and 6+ is much much better then the 5/5s...
  5. BigMike1 macrumors newbie

    Apr 30, 2014
    I am incredibly curious of what you think is a good design?
  6. stasha macrumors 6502

    Sep 18, 2014
    You must be kidding hard, the iphone looks like the spyder porsche while other looks like that one i dont know the name
  7. wxman2003 Suspended

    Apr 12, 2011
  8. kingofwale macrumors 6502a


    Apr 24, 2010
    I have no major issue with the looks of iPhone. Despite that Apple clearly should've used a different material for the iphone, or use different color for the antenna band as well as no pretending camera. Those I can live with.

    my issue is with Apple Watch, that thing is ugly
  9. cababah macrumors 68000

    Jun 11, 2009
    SF Bay Area, CA
    Even if the iPhone 6 is a slight step back in design, he's hit far more home runs than strike outs. Let's take that into consideration before discrediting the guy.

    But I'm sure the OP could design a better phone blindfolded....
  10. tjl3 macrumors 6502a

    Mar 8, 2012
    The iPhone 6 design is in a class of its own. Not sure why you would want to model after the Note 4, considering they took the design off of the iPhone 5 and stuck a fake, fake leather (or plastic) back on it.
  11. mojolicious macrumors 68000


    Mar 18, 2014
    Sarf London
    Come on... the iPhone 6 could have been encased in wet-look faux leopardskin and still have presold the same number of units. The æsthetics of the thing has very little impact on sales to iphonophiles.

    That's a really ugly Porsche, btw.
  12. Bobby Corwen macrumors 68030

    Jul 16, 2010
  13. Oppressed macrumors 65816


    Aug 15, 2010
    OP, you do better. Post your own original sketches that proves you know more than Jonny.

    If not then enjoy his work or someone else's.
  14. pooleman Suspended


    Jan 11, 2012
    Eastern CT
    I like the look of the new iPhone. Ive gets an A+ from me in that regard. He gets a big fat F for the look of ios7/8 and the Apple Watch looks awful.
  15. 617aircav Suspended

    Jul 2, 2012
    Why not start a kickstarted for yourself and see if you can can 100 of anything. These threads just keep coming out of the asylum.
  16. indognito macrumors newbie

    Sep 13, 2014
    After using my 6 since the initial rollout, and upgrading from the 4s, these are the things that are irking me design-wise:

    - power button on the opposite side of the volume buttons
    - ugly antenna bands
    - protruding camera lens
    - slippery rounded edges

    My opinion of Apple's and Ives design sense has definitely gone down. Aside from internal components and screen size the 4s is the superior designed phone.
  17. scaredpoet macrumors 604


    Apr 6, 2007
    I was thinking more along the lines of:


    With stylus?


    (And yes, this is real.)
  18. mtneer macrumors 68030


    Sep 15, 2012
    Jony Ive does not need Design 101. He is internationally acclaimed for that discipline. What he needs is Engineering 101 - structural mechanics, strength, dynamics, materials engineering.
  19. oplix Suspended


    Jun 29, 2008
    New York, NY
    iPhone is a Porsche. Understated, elegant, hasn't really changed it's classic look because it doesn't need to. Top notch performance in every aspect. The standard of excellence.


    Android is like a Dodge Challenger. Big & definitely not understated. Flexes it's muscles at every opportunity. "More for your money" mindset. Thinks the Porsche crowd are nerds.

  20. Bobby Corwen macrumors 68030

    Jul 16, 2010
  21. eggersj macrumors 6502


    Apr 23, 2008
    Finally... A perfect analogy!!!
  22. Stanick macrumors regular


    Aug 30, 2014
    Sofia, Bulgaria
    Well yes it's laughable ugly... but apart form that it's a pretty damn good phone.
  23. Bobby Corwen macrumors 68030

    Jul 16, 2010
  24. sheldomacrumors macrumors member

    Sep 22, 2014
    United Kingdom
    I am not crazy about the new design but I got one so he won.
  25. noiceT macrumors 6502a

    Jul 7, 2008
    Catalina Wine Mixer

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