Read a free sample or buy Jony Ive by Leander Kahney. You can read this book with Apple Books on your iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, or Mac. Jony Ive is more important to Apple than Steve Jobs was and the company Leander Kahney, author of Jony Ive – The Genius Behind Apple’s. Jony Ive: The Genius Behind Apple’s Greatest Products, by Leander Kahney, Portfolio, RRP£/$, pages. It isn’t hard to argue the.
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The author, Leander Kahneymet Ive at an industry shindig and went for a drink: A few drinks later, Kahney realised he was late and abruptly vamoosed, unwittingly leaving his laptop bag behind. Many hours later, Kahney ran into Ive again in a bar.
To his surprise, Ive was still carrying the laptop bag. By way of thanking him, Kahney asked for a few quotes — which he got, to the lurking PRs’ surprise. The point for Kahney about this story is to illustrate how kind and down-to-earth Ive is. The point for the unwary reader is that it suggests this book will leancer an intimate portrait of Apple’s most significant product designer.
The disappointing reality is that it’s not. Apple did not assist Kahney with interviews for this book, although he indicates that some staffers spoke to him jnoy.
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If Ive was one of those, Kahney does not say so. Kahney himself has written two previous books about Apple and Steve Jobs; there’s also Walter Isaacson’s compendious biography of Steve Jobs which Kahney quotestwo books by Leamder Levy Insanely Greatthe biography of the Mac, and ‘s The Perfect Thingwhich studied the birth and development of the iPodand dozens more covering various aspects of Apple’s business and culture.
To be sure, you learn some interesting details about what makes a great designer. Ive was born in Chingford, Essex, the son of a silversmith and kahnfy in design, and he learned young both how to make things by hand and how to think about design.
Even as an art college student, Ive’s talent leznder seen and appreciated: From the beginning, he was inclined to rethink everyday objects. After stints with the company that sponsored him through art college leandeer with an independent small consultancy, he finally landed at Apple infive years before Jobs’ return.
Jony Ive, book review: Some genesis, but few revelations
From jojy on, however, the book settles into recounting product development: If you’ve never known who was responsible for the current vogue for user-irreplaceable batteries, now you know. Kahney concludes by asking whether Ive, whose designs have been so influential that they’re now mainstream, can reinvent himself and his ideas now that Tim Cook runs the business.
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Jony Ive: The Genius Behind Apple’s Greatest Products
This book is neither a biography of Steve Jobs nor a history of Apple. Instead, it attempts to distill the Apple co-founder’s work kkahney some fairly basic business advice.
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