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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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This is the perfect compliment to the book Steve Jobs by Walter Isaacson as this fills in the events of Apple’s decline during Steve Jobs absence and you get to see why Steve Jobs adhered so much to Jony’s requests during a production of a product.

This author and book answers any questions you have about him, without specifically talking to him, as the company is so secretive of their work. Truly an enlightening read about one of the greatest designers of this century. I lived through many of the product and organisational issues that confronted Apple during the mid 90’s through to Jobs’ return and culminating in a personal meeting with Steve, Jon Rubenstein, Avi Tevannian and Phil Schiller on the 4th floor of Infinite Loop that led to my decision to leave the company.

The answer is a resounding ‘no’. This is a company that values design. Our goal absolutely at Apple is not to make money. The author’s job is to craft a story, not simply act as a telegraph operator between the audience and his research sources. I say appears in some cases because I wonder if it was an issue with the audio version I borrowed from my library. By way of thanking him, Kahney asked for a few quotes — which he got, to the lurking PRs’ surprise.

This book is neither a biography of Steve Jobs nor a history of Apple. Jan 06, Tim F rated it really liked it Shelves: Kubrick aside though, Ive was always ahead of the game. The iPod, the iPhone and the iPad are the defining products of our age. One other reason why I loved the read was because I have never read another in which the pages were so soothing to the eyes. What are their tales and how do these intersect with the title individual?


If you want to know more about Jony Ive this book will leave you disappointed. The point for the unwary reader is that it suggests this book will be an intimate portrait of Apple’s most significant product designer. And, what a nudge it was. On more than one occasion, content comes directly from promotional materials for Apple products or from Apple product keynotes – as a result, instead of reading like a well-balanced biography, Kahney’s book comes off as a promotional pamphlet for Apple.

This is similar to shit I hear when eminent personalities or celebrities pass away such as “he was a great soul” or “he was like a brother to me”. Apr 13, David rated it liked it.

This book paints Sir Jony Ive in a gushingly favorable light, and I do not think this is, objectively, unfair. Stev Steve Jobs has always been a great admirer of creativity and innovations. Still, the book does a good job of explaining the messy and complex details of product design, which are laborious and tedious and rarely feature the simple narratives that later become myth. May 31, Alex Devero rated it really liked it Shelves: Kahney is a journalist but also an Apple geek he has written three other books on Apple as well as a blog and the combination of that enthusiasm and a clammed-up corporation is not particularly successful.

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I’ve additionally never had to report so many content and typo errors on a book before. Instead, it is based on a lot of secondary sources and interviews of others. I definitely found that interesting as a ‘design contractor’ myself.

This book is just badly written, from a mechanical and language standpoint. Where and why did Apple decide to employ him? Steve wanted Jon Ivy to take the mp3 player design to a next level. But it read almost like a commercial for Apple.

Interesting read, reveals some alternate views on the apple history not from Steve Jobs perspective. Kill produ 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. Even though adequate research was done on Jony Ive, the number of pages was cut into half of what Isaacson offered in his book perfectly adhering to the mantra of Apple “get rid of the crappy stuff”.


Meeting the IoT security challenge. A good biography should humanize the subject, showing both their strengths and weaknesses as well as their successes and shortcomings. This book describes the ups and downs in Apple’s history and how Jony Ive changed what Apple can do. Please review our terms of service to complete your newsletter subscription. He is extremely good at what he does.

Jony Ive: The Genius Behind Apple’s Greatest Products

As a result, for anyone remotely interested in Apple, there is nothing new here. It had its inspiring and interesting bits. Think of Ettore Sottsass, the Italian who made Olivetti the Apple of its time, designing typewriters and early computers with flair. 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. Feb 08, Will rated it it was amazing.

However, only about half of this book is a biography; the other half fixates on Apple, irrespective kahndy the jong individual.

The problem is that the answer is not very interesting. The user interface will be how we remember a device, fondly or not. I would also like to have heard a little more on the personality conflicts, and some more about some of the other top players like Scott Forstall or Tony Fadell. On the whole anyone who like apple will enjoy this book as much as the apple khaney have! For example, “the Android” – the relevance of this needs to be explained if it is used, and it is not relevant, then it should have been kkahney.