On Thursday, Apple Design Director Jony Ive announced that he was about to leave Apple to create a design company called LoveForm. It is expected that Apple will be one of LoveForm's first customers.
Ive, who was very attached to the late Apple founder Steve Jobs, is world-famous as a technology product designer. During his time with Apple, he was responsible for designing most of the Apple products you knew or were using. It is not unusual to say Ive made a big contribution to bringing Apple from a company on the verge of bankruptcy to becoming one of the most valuable businesses in the world. Ive's designs are quite popular, some of them are also displayed at the museum.
Ive participated in designing many Apple products but below are some impressive products, most prominent:
1. iMac G3
Those who grew up in the 1990s will definitely remember the iMac G3. Currently this is still the most colorful computer model of Apple. It has the iconic blue "Bondi Blue" although there are 13 colors sold. The entire iMac G3's components are packed behind the screen, similar to the first Mac computer models, but its design is much more attractive than the boring cream on Apple's previous and devices. competition.
2. Power Mac G4 Cube
Although not as successful in sales as iMac G3, the Power Mac G4 Cube is still one of Apple's famous designs. Overall, this model is much more impressive than most competitors in the market.
If you want to repair or replace components, you can turn the Power Mac G4 Cube up to pull out the frame like this.
Moreover, it is smaller than most other computer cases and the entire internal components can be pulled easily by the built-in handle at the bottom, without needing to screw each screw. This handle design has been re-applied by Apple for the newly released Mac Pro.
The iPod debuted in 2001 and soon became the most popular MP3 player. Unlike a CD player, iPod allows users to save thousands of songs and take them with them anywhere. Like other Jony Ive products, one of the attractions of iPod is that it is easy to scroll through a long list of songs thanks to the handy scroll button design.
In 2007, Apple entered the smartphone market, which is dominated by Microsoft, Palm, BlackBerry, Motorola and others. With the iPhone, Apple focuses on premium design, smooth, easy-to-use experience and the convenience of a multi-touch screen. iPhone has quickly become a hot commodity in the market, making Apple one of the largest smartphone companies in the market.
Besides, iPhone also created a revolution in the global smartphone market. The rectangular design with the iPhone's large touch screen quickly became the benchmark in the market. For many years, iPhone was Apple's main source of revenue, making it one of the most valuable companies in the world.
Before Apple, Microsoft and many other companies have tried selling tablets. However, this device only became popular after Apple released the iPad. Like the iPhone, iPad offers a simple user experience, a large screen for tasks like surfing the web, watching videos, viewing photos. Today, all these experiences are no longer impressive, but in 2010 people felt they were like a miracle on the first iPad.
6. MacBook Air
Apple has another victory over rivals with the early MacBook Air. This laptop model was so thin that Steve Jobs released it by pulling it out of a document envelope on the stage. Obviously, at the time of 2008 no laptop model could do the same thing. Some other aspects of the design, like the keyboard, are so good that many people want Apple to return to replace the current butterfly keyboard.
7. Apple Watch
Today, when walking on the street you can easily see an Apple Watch lying on someone's wrist. But before this smart watch came out, many people were skeptical, saying that Apple would not be able to make people abandon traditional watches. And as you can see, all doubts are smashed after the Apple Watch launches. With a touch screen and convenient rotary knob, and a host of other enhancements, upgrades, and additions, the Apple Watch is currently the world's best-selling smartwatch model.
Yes, this continues to be another great success product of Jony Ive. Over the past few years, earphones have not become popular, but Apple has joined and controlled most of the market with AirPods. At first AirPods was bemoaned by many and thought its design was quite silly. But right now, it's not hard to recognize AirPods on the ears of stars, who are famous as fashion items.
Once again, Ive's minimalist philosophy has helped AirPods succeed. The process of easy connection makes everything simple, want to listen to music, just attach AirPods to your ears. The built-in backup charger itself is also a top-notch design idea and contributes to the selling of AirPods.
9. Apple Park
Besides technology products, Ive also contributed to the design of Apple's new headquarters in Cupertino, called Apple Park. This project started in 2004 and officially opened in May with a music night featuring Lady Gaga. Apple Park, with its circular design and often likened to a spacecraft, is fully operated with clean energy. In a statement released on Thursday, CEO Tim Cook said that Apple Park is the closest project that Ive spent all energy and interest. Now, when Apple Park is officially completed, Ive leaves and may become Apple's partner in the future.
According to CNBC