Today, one of the most important news of the day, Jonathan Ive, the renowned chief designer of Apple, he left the company. Ive, had been in that company for 30 years and now leaves immediately. This, to form a company of your own. Despite its departure, the new company would provide services to those of Cupertino.
Many myths were those that were around the figure of Ive, whom many considered him the heir of Steve Jobs. No media could ever enter Jonathan's design room, a guy who was known for his reservation and recognition of his entire team when talking about his designs.
Jony's first design after leaving the university was a bathroom, a product far away from what he ended up doing in one of the most valued companies in the world, and recognized for the great designs of his teams. Here is a list of some of the products designed by Jonathan Ive:
Jony Ive went to work at Apple in 1992, but only in 1997 he joined the hardware design team, once Steve Jobs returned to the company. According to legend, in Jobs's garden, he would have asked Ive to rethink the design of the iMac, so that this ceases to be a gray box.
A year later, Jonathan responds by presenting the design of the iMac G3, with a colorful body. One of the colors that stood out the most was “Bondie Blue”, which referred to Bondi Beach in Sydney. This team finally ended up returning to Apple to the good economic results.
But not only G3 was designed by Ive, It also formed devices such as the iMac G4, and aluminum iMac, even the PowerBook, the MacBook, the MacBook Pro Unibody.
iPhone and iPod
"The best iPhone we have created," was one of the typical phrases we heard from Ive in the video presentation of a new mobile device. But his designs on these computers began in 2001, when he created on iPod Classic, which leads him to win even prizes.
Six years later, Apple Introduces the first iPhone. At that time Ive pointed out that the launch of this one was almost canceled, since “With the first prototypes, he held the phone against his ear and it made numbers be dialed. We had to detect all kinds of ear shapes, chins, skin colors and hairstyles (…) and that is just one of many examples in which we really thought it might not work. ”
As we already told you, Everytime that Apple He presented an iPhone, the presentation video was narrated by Ive, who created all these devices, even the XS Max.
The year 2013, Apple introduced iOS 7, the operating system that completely changed the design of its predecessor. After the dismissal of Scott Forstall as iOS manager, Apple He divided the teams that would create the new version of his software. I've taken over the graphical interface of this update.
At that time there was talk of delays in its launch due to the large number of modifications that Jony was introducing to the system. Ive intended to leave behind detailed textures to make way for real objects, or rather known as scheomorphism.
Once presented we could see the main design changes in our own applications: map, calendar, clock and email. These had real designs, such as the calendar that reminded us of an agenda. Said design, until today remains.
Jonathan Ive was one of the closest friends to the company's founder, Steve Jobs. This had a great dream, build the Apple Park, which would be located in front of the classic building of the company.
For this, the design manager would be Jonathan Ive, who in 2004 began to design it. Today, when his retirement was known, Ive considered this project within one of the most significant, since unlike other projects, this campus “was for us”.
When the construction of the new headquarters was just beginning, the current CEO Tim Cook said: "As Chief Design Officer, Jony will continue to be responsible for all our designs, focusing exclusively on current design projects, new ideas and future initiatives."
They are probably few – or perhaps none – the designs born in Apple that have not ever passed through the hands of the now former head of the company's design, Jonathan Ive, who leaves her after 30 years. Products that will eventually be history, but that will continue to be remembered for their design.
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