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Working as a newspaper reporter in the UK, he covered amongst other things, the war in former Yugoslavia. Kill products that do not meet that bar frees you to focus on things that matter.

If you’re into that, this uony explores this very well. While I already knew many of the details in the book, reading them again from a different angle, that of product design, gave me fresh insights as to how Kahneey is run and their products are created. They approach are radical at technology world. As a prominent writer on Apple- and Mac-related topics, Kahney was once theorized incorrectly to be the identity of Fake Steve Jobs.

It has to be. Well, technically it is correct. All of which makes them difficult to write about. The title is “Jony Ive,” which would lead you to believe that this book is a biography about Sir Jony Ive’s life thus far.

Jony Ive, a British designer and a great man behind the design of most of the Apple products. This book describes the ups and downs in Apple’s history and how Jony Ive changed what Apple can do. World Show more World links.

Trivia About Jony Ive: Good Profile of Jony Ive. Of course, it highlighted some information from other sources such as Walter Isaacson’s book, Steve Jobs, especially the close relationship with Steve Jobs who challenged Jony Ive to continue seeking perfect design solutions.


For anyone interested in industrial design this is an essential book. I was hoping for a kauney exploration into the thought patterns and detailed design methodology of Ive and I didn’t get that. Leander has worked for many other publications, including: I had been hoping for a rich, detailed look at Ive, who has been so instrumental in Apple’s resurgence since the first iMac. This is a great look at a company that is built from the ground up to do things differently, but I suspect this will not be definitive on Jony Ive khaney his legacy.

This book asserts one as truth in one chapter, and then the other in a subsequent chapter. Dec 17, David Schwan rated it it was amazing. What makes Apple unique and how did it come to place Industrial Design at the core of it all?

Also I had unrealistic expectations that this might reveal more about Apple’s famously secret design and production processes, but, hey, they’re famously secret. Oct 04, Arnold Saputra rated it really liked it. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Oct 18, Arunbalaji Mohanraj rated it really liked it.

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He took lot of risk in using the completely different or untried manufacturing process and different materials. So I have some insight. Jony was very much into design as a leanfer rather than a job. He even included some light moments and occasional humor. This book explains how Steve Jobs met Jony Ive and the intricate relationship that ties the two kabney. Steve will have a design in his mind and Jony will build it for Steve.

This book is just badly written, from a mechanical and language standpoint. He is extremely good at what he does. Jan 03, Alex rated it did not like it Recommends it for: This book goes beyond just design and shows us how Jony Ive has pioneered many new manufacturing processes, he has extended the way many things are built today. The power tussles, the long road to innovation and chance discovery of products is explored surface level only. There’s some great stuff about industrial design and Apple’s relationship with contractors too.


But Leander Kahney has put a lid on such shit in ‘Jony Ive’. As a result, for anyone remotely interested in Apple, there is nothing new here. From the verbal catfights, the use of ONLY polished aluminium screws on a casing, the universal approach to design to be culturally inclusive, the tens of models of the home button on the iPhone prototypes, the relationship of the Helvetica Nueu font with retina display, the move away from skeumorphism in iOs7, and many, many more stories, all told with the ultimate aim of showing the attention to details in all things Apple.

The rest is mostly re I have to declare my hand here as I have had a long association with Apple, from commercially programming the Apple IIe through 10 years working for the company, to the many friends I still have there. This book is positively chockablock with insights regarding Apple’s unique Industrial Design and Product Development process, making it a worthwhile read for people in the industry trying to get a better sense of how Apple keeps managing to churn out hit after hit.

Jony Ive: The Genius Behind Apple’s Greatest Products

A Photographic Tribute to Apple Innovation. The idea of Fortress Apple is dated and not a new phenomenon at all.

I would say the book deserves a rating of 4.