If you're still sitting there trying to figure out if you should move your AT&T family plan to one of the company's Mobile Shared packages next month, now might be a good time to take a break and let your eyes feast upon something else -- you know, like all the juicy tech news making headlines for this mid-week hump day. And hey, look at that -- we happen to have some for you right now on this Wednesday, July 18, 2012.
When the man who designed every Mac computer from the iMac on -- not to mention the iPhone and iPad -- says that Apple is currently working on its “most important and best work” to date, we’re likely to sit up and take notice.
We all know Apple’s industrial designs come by way of Jonathan Ive, but who’s designing the devices that Cupertino claims are copycats? At Samsung, it’s someone who seems to take as much pride in his work as Ive does.
The new iPad preorders are shipping, while procrastinators are starting the week plotting how they can best get their hands on one come this Friday, March 16 now that Apple’s online store sold through their supply in record time. By all accounts it should be an interesting week, which is already kicking off with a minor Safari update, a Jony Ive interview and Siri facing her first lawsuit. Check out the rest of the day’s news for this manic Monday, March 12, 2012.
We’re all Apple fans. But why? Deep thoughts like that -- and 50th issues -- call for a countdown! But don’t worry, we balanced our enthusiasm with a hard-hitting look at the dark side of Apple...
Turning 50 is certainly a milestone, and we’ve been saving something special for our 50th issue: a countdown that examines all the reasons that Apple fans are Apple fans. After all, as the Microsoft Stores so perfectly prove, no other tech titan can inspire the same level of devotion.
But there’s no single reason we love our Macs, iPhones, iPads, and iPods -- in fact, we thought of a lot more than 50. It took some of the most epic staff meetings we’ve had in Mac|Life history -- we haggled, we argued, and we picked on Nic and Flo because teasing them is pretty fun -- but in the end, we emerged with a thoughtful, incisive look at what makes Apple so successful.
It’s hard to imagine Apple’s future products without Jonathan Ive behind them, but recent reports claimed the iconic designer planned a return to his U.K. home turf -- rumors that are now being called false.
If you don’t know the name Jonathan Ive, you’ve surely seen his work -- which includes pretty much all of Apple’s key products in recent years. But he may soon be doing his work from abroad, as a new report claims the British-born designer wants to return home to England.
And now for something completely different (compared to all of the negative Nancy news surrounding the iPhone 4). Jonathan Ive, chief designer at Apple, had a bit to say about the sleek design of the new iPhone 4 to Core77, a design magazine and resource blog. "A big part of the experience of a physical object has to do with the materials" he says in the interview. "[At Apple] we experiment with and explore materials, processing them, learning about the inherent properties of the material--and the process of transforming it from raw material to finished product; for example, understanding exactly how the processes of machining it or grinding it affect it. That understanding, that preoccupation with the materials and processes, is [very] essential to the way we work."