Jony Ive, Apple’s head of design, took some time out of his busy schedule to make an appearance at the Vanity Fair New Establishment Summit in San Francisco recently, and spoke about the Apple design process, and opened up about some specific choices made regarding the iPhone 6.
The New York Times profiled Tim Cook’s leadership over the weekend, and there were a few quotes from design lead Jony Ive thrown in. But now the publication has published the entirety of what Ive, who rarely speaks in public, had to say about Apple, Cook, and how things have changed in the wake of the late Jobs’ death.
Times reporter John Arlidge recently sat down with Jony Ive at Apple’s headquarters in Cupertino, California. In a privileged conversation, Arlidge talked with Apple’s head of design in one of the first in-depth interviews granted by the quiet and humble executive.
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The USA Today has also published an interview with Apple’s design chief Jony Ive and software chief 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, Craig Federighi and Jony Ive. Apple said that these changes would “encourage even more collaboration between the Company’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 us—I certainly didn’t—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 book Design Forward and shared some pictures of early Apple products that, you can see, influenced a lot of what would come later.