Appleâ€™s SVP of design Jony Ive and industrial designer Marc Newson have raised over $12 million at the (RED) charity auction at Sotheby’s earlier today.
The USA Today has also published an interview with Apple’s design chief Jony Ive and software chiefÂ Craig Federighi. The two, along with CEO Tim Cook had earlier given an interview to Bloomberg Businessweek.
Late last year, Apple made a much talked about change to its management, firing iOS chief Scott Forstall, and distributing his responsibilities amongst Eddy Cue, CraigÂ Federighi and Jony Ive. Apple said that these changes would “encourage even more collaboration between the Companyâ€™s world-class hardware, software and services teams.”
Harmut Esslinger is one of the people who shaped our lives in so many ways, but many of usâ€”I certainly didn’tâ€”probably don’t know his name. While today Jony Ive is “showcased” as part of Apple, in the past, the brilliant minds behind the designs that made Apple “Apple” weren’t so well known. Design site designboom received a copy of Harmut Esslinger’s new bookÂ Design ForwardÂ and shared some pictures of early Apple products that, you can see, influenced a lot of what would come later.
It’s an unusually media heavy day for the normally very private Tim Cook. Tonight his interview with Brian Williams airs on NBC and Bloomberg Businessweek has published a long, and fascinating, interview with Tim Cook led by Businessweek’s Josh Tyrangiel. While portions of both interviews have been discussed alreadyâ€”Tim Cook Says Apple To Start Manufacturing Macs In USA SoonÂ andÂ Tim Cook: Television is an “Area of Intense Interest”â€”the discussions in the Businessweek interview are too compelling not to comment more on.
Today Nokia HERE hit the app storeÂ and from the comments (and my own quick look at the app), I’d say it’s okay. Not awesome, but passable. That’s not important though, not by a long-shot. It shows something that is even more importantâ€”Apple is okay with competition with Maps. And maybe, just maybe, this will reach into other core iOS apps too.
Back in 1997, Jony Ive was “Senior Director, Apple Design Group” (and he sported hair!) and was talking about the design of the new, limited edition 20th Anniversary Mac. This was a Mac that was premium priced (and delivered by limo and set up by a white-gloved concierge) and had some design features that, well, still look good now (cable management!).