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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I would say the book deserves a rating of 4. In the early stuff, I got a sense jonj care was taken even on details, hard and soft, that people may never discover. Jony had his intentions clear and neat. Please review our terms of service to complete your newsletter subscription. By way of thanking him, Kahney asked for a few quotes — which he got, to the lurking PRs’ surprise. Book review A company with Apple’s current level of profitability seems more like the establishment than the counterculture, no matter how many “Think different” adverts praising “the crazy This book describes the ups and downs in Apple’s history and how Jony Ive changed what Apple can do.

That is why I came to work for Apple.

Jony Ive: The Genius Behind Apple’s Greatest Products by Leander Kahney

Having been a long time Apple user since it was great to see some of the underlying thought processes involved in the design of Apple products. He is the man who proved that design makes everyone so crazy and to be a fan of a product because of its appearance. Steve Jobs, film review: Feb 08, Will rated it it was amazing. ie

It’s a challenge because in part, Ive’s life story is sorta dull compared to Steve Jobs. A new book from Yukari Kane examines the Jobs’ legacy and the options Report a mispronounced word. From then on, however, the book settles into recounting product development: His guess seems to be as good as ours.


Jan 02, Mike Ball rated it it was amazing. The Internet, Warts and All, lender review: Almost completely sugar-coated and noncritical, which doesn’t do Ive justice. Ivee, Jony explained his thinking this way.

Kill products that do not meet that bar frees you to focus on things that matter. Apple did not assist Kahney with interviews for this book, although he iv that some staffers spoke to him anonymously. The amount of information leadner in the book regarding Apple and its product development process surprised me lfander how much of a secretive organization Apple is.

Instead, it attempts to distill the Apple co-founder’s work into some fairly basic business advice. Has some very interesting insights into the working of both Jony Ive, and, by extension, Apple. The tagline is slightly misleading. And so, my definition of a biography was set at soaring heights by Isaacson. World Show more World links. I enjoyed it but it is a long read and not only about Apple – so you may want to pick it only if you want to read a whole biography – which in many cases is dry and over-detailed.

Save yourself the time, money, and headache and read something else. Frustratingly, there are nearly entire pages that are simply direct quotations. Uony Jobs died two years ago, Ive was, in all but name, anointed his successor.

That is a very comfortable space to compete in because you can say eight is better than six. Favorite Quotes from the book: This book is just badly kahnwy, from a mechanical and language standpoint.

Jony Ive, book review: Some genesis, but few revelations

If you’re not too keen on design this book may not be as interesting. Everything from the paint and the screws to the chips. In fact, it was Brunner who unearthed the talent in Jony by giving him free reigns.

Truly an enlightening read about one of the greatest designers of this century.

Jony Ive, book review: Some genesis, but few revelations | ZDNet

Unlike the other books, this one presents Jobs as a loyal, sensitive and attentive professional, and friend. This book admits its failure to open up many primary sources, except as far as the beginnings of Jony’s career is concerned. Good intentions gone bad.


It will affect the media we consume, the way we look at the world, and how we learn and communicate. Plus, for a book about a designer and which then becomes lfander design itself later onit seems like a terrible decision to not include images kaahney with the text as they’re being discussed.

Jony Ive’s life is explored in about 3 chapters. 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. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. That young designer was Jony Ive. Jan 06, Tim F rated it really liked it Shelves: It had its inspiring and interesting bits.

The book goes off-track at a very early point, preferring to revel in Kayney time at Apple instead of exploring Ive as a human being.

Jony Ive: The Genius Behind Apple’s Greatest Products

First, Ive apparently didn’t participate An interesting book covering the life of Jony Ive leanded the design issues at Apple during Ive’s employment. Dec 28, Steve rated it it was ok. Mar 11, Gavin rated it liked it. Intriguingly, there is a moment in that same film when the astronauts use tablets that look jahney like iPads — this is in Jony Ive, a British designer and a great man behind the design of most of the Apple products.