The iPhone design inspired by Blade Runner?

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  1. phredo macrumors newbie

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  2. Tallest Skil macrumors P6

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    Nope.
     
  3. t0mat0 macrumors 603

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    Ask Ive.
     

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  5. grapes911 Moderator emeritus

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    It's a rectangle with square buttons that resembles any keypad ever made.
     
  6. crazyitalian198 macrumors regular

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    Give him some credit. The keypad is rounded with chrome edges and a slick black face. It also has buttons that do resemble colorless application icons. I definately see it but I doubt there was any inspiration here...
     
  7. Hutch1 macrumors 6502a

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    I can see it now Steve was watching Blade Runner and it popped into his head "hey I'd like a phone that looks like that doors key pad":rolleyes: Damn I wish he had been inspired by the flying cars or that I scanner thing, or those hot Replicant chicks.
     
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  9. cellocello macrumors 68000

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    Hah ... I'll admit that the 'vibe' is pretty close.

    Inspiration comes from a pool of many sources -- this very well may have been dug deep in Ive's subconscious somewhere without him even realizing it.
     
  10. Hutch1 macrumors 6502a

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    Damn all the cool stuff and hot chicks in that movie and he's inspired by a common key pad, boy he really is a geek.

    When are we getting the iChick Replicant?
     
  11. mcdj macrumors 604

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    Agreed. And Ivy was the prime age for having his young impressionable brain tattooed with the imagery of the then newly released Blade Runner.

    That said, I think Ive's designs across the board owe more to Stanley Kubrick than Ridley Scott.
     
  12. arkitect macrumors 601

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    I agree.
    Less grime. :D
     
  13. cellocello macrumors 68000

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    Yup. I second this.

    (Anyone else still waiting for AT&T video pay phones? ;) )
     
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    to bad it's not touch screen...
     
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  17. Interstella5555 macrumors 603

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    Convinced that Blade Runner came up with the idea key/touchpad? Definitely.
     

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