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, RRPĀ£/$, pages. It isn’t hard to argue the.

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Ive, in spite of his shaven head and fierce non-disclosure, is not quite the charismatic high priest that Jobs once was. Where and why did Apple decide to employ him? Two things bothered me though. The iPhone and iPad still look to me like something out of science fiction, even though I use them every day.

Kahney concludes by asking whether Ive, whose designs have been so influential that they’re now mainstream, can reinvent leandrr and his ideas now that Tim Cook runs the business.

Many hours later, Kahney ran into Ive again in a bar.

Dec 11, Santhosh rated it liked it. If the book could show me what’s being described, as it is described, I would have a much better understanding and appreciation of these creations. He is extremely good at what he does. Perhaps the book would have been better titled Apple Design: 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 He is currently living in San Francisco, California and is a father of four.

Jony Ive has famously given interviews in the past about design and his beliefs so why Kahney had so much difficulty with primary research is puzzling. Cookies on FT Sites We use cookies for a number of reasons, such as keeping FT Sites reliable and secure, personalising content and ads, providing social media features and to analyse how our Sites are used. Leander really penned it nicely and it amazed me when they mentioned as it is even possible for them to run Apple without Kanhey but hard without Jony Kony.

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

If you’ve never known who was responsible for the current vogue for user-irreplaceable batteries, now you know. If you’re not too keen on design this book may not be as interesting. As a prominent writer on Apple- and Mac-related topics, Kahney was once theorized incorrectly to be the identity of Fake Steve Jobs.


Book review This book, by one of Apple’s ad-agency creatives, explores the company’s Steve Jobs-driven philosophy of keeping things simple. For anyone interested in industrial design this is an essential book. Dec 17, David Schwan rated it it was amazing. I read this book on a Kindle Paperwhite, but I’ve seen numerous instances in other publications for Kindle where this has been done.

The way it looks and reacts.

It’s not a patch on Isaacson’s biography of Steve Jobs of course, but that was always likely to be the case. The author’s job is to craft a story, not simply act as a telegraph operator between the audience and his research sources. Jan 03, Alex rated it did not like it Recommends it for: This book is neither a biography of Steve Jobs nor a history of Apple.

To be fair, there is a photography appendix, but flipping to and from the text to the appendix significantly disrupts the narrative flow. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Or Dieter Rams, the German designer whose products for Braun defined the company and are among the most beautiful products of the 20th century and whose iv profoundly influenced Ive, even down to the rounded corners. I can tell you that Apple is more more secretive now than inthat engineering teams are incredibly personally diverse in their thinking and interests and that they do indeed socialise outside of their immediate colleagues.

There were joony quite a few new things I learned ie the products, lexnder design process, and in particular about Jony Ive. On top of that, the author frequently bounces back and forth between future and past events; this is most grating in the first half of the book, where it feels like Kahney wants to quickly express what happens in Ive’s early life so that he can finally talk all about Apple.

Some repeating is also due to organization of the book on themes, or maybe projects would be a better term. Review by Edwin Heathcote. The amount of research and number of pages on the guy on whom the book is based on defined the book ‘Jobs’ and which in turn defined what a bio I would say the book deserves a rating of 4.


After reading about Steve and Woz, only Jony’s story was left to explore in the great minds of Apple Inc. I love design and I loved this book. This is similarly true of Ive’s nuclear family – what are they like, what are his interactions with them like, and how are they influencing one another throughout their lives? At one meetings Jobs said hate and disgust the idea but, at another bigger meeting Jobs used the idea and claim it his idea.

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 buil A great book but probably many would find dry and over detailed, I however found it had the right amount of detail. As a company, Apple concentrated only on the design, the finish of their pr Jony Ive, a British designer and a great man behind the design of most of the Apple products.

So the drama factor is low. They approach are radical at technology world.

Yes, there appear to be new interviews with Jony’s co-workers, and this is good. This dynamic and relationship could be an interesting avenue to explore – how it got started, leanrer these designers may influence one another, etc. His passion with designing product that tangible and enjoyable are showed by his design. A new book from Yukari Kane examines the Jobs’ legacy and the options I enjoyed it but it leaander a long read and not only about Apple – so you may want to pick jong only if you want to read a whole biography – which in many cases is dry and over-detailed.

Tech Industry Antisocial Media, book review: Yeah, I know its a biography and that the book should be based on him, but it gets boring after a time.

This book is well written and well researched.

Jony Ive: The Genius Behind Apple’s Greatest Products

But to me, nothing could be further from iahney meaning of design. Perhaps he want dot know more about Apple than Ive and that would always place sources on the defensive. Search the FT Search.