Ever heard of a design samurai? That’s what we like to call Jonathan Ive – the man behind some of the coolest and most popular Apple devices. “Why?”, you might ask. It is said, he traveled all the way to Japan to observe the crafting of the sharpest and strongest samurai blades in the world. All to understand how to design the slimmest and most-durable devices that are not only high on style but deliver outstanding performance! This is the kind of dedication that has led to a size-able number of globally-acclaimed accomplishments of Jonathan Ive.
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Jonathan “Jony” Ive is a living legend who has been at the helm of a number of innovations that are household names today! Be it the sleek and stylish iMac in 1998, or the cutting-edge iPad that debuted in 2010. The facts about Jonathan Ive’s success story are a long list to put together.
The core product design and development of all Jonathan Ive products feature well-rounded corners and a clean, streamlined design that oozes class. So, whether it’s an iPod or a MacBook, when you own one, it becomes your most prized possession.
Steve Jobs himself saw the tremendous potential in Ive and appointed him as the Sr. Vice President of Design at Apple. With “fanatical care beyond the obvious stuff” as his motto, Jony leaves no stone unturned when it comes to his products.
No wonder, Jonathan Ive was knighted in 2012 by Princess Anne at Buckingham Palace for his invaluable services to design and enterprise. Here is what he had to say in an interview.
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The next time you sway to your favorite tunes with snazzy earphones hooked into your iPod, take a moment to remember the genius behind the amazing device in your hand – Sir Jonathan Ive.
In his own words, “It’s very easy to be different, but very difficult to be better.”