New #iPad: The #Porsche 911 of Tablets?

Some blog posts have surprising longevity; back in February I considered if the iPhone could be considered like the Porsche 911 – namely a design classic. New Tablets News has just published an article in which they draw upon this idea to ask, “New iPad: The Porsche 911 of Tablets?” The article is an interesting read comparing the design philosophies of Ferdinand A. Porsche, the designer of the 911, and Apple’s chief designer Jonathan Ive. I think it’s clear that these two men share a similar design ethos that is clearly reflected in their iconic designs. As Ferdinand A Porsche said, “A product that is coherent in form requires no embellishment. It is enhanced by the purity of its form.” I think both Jonathan Ive and the late Steve Jobs would agree with that!

from The Universal Machine


About driwatson
I'm a New Zealand author, computer scientist and blogger specialising in Artificial Intelligence. I also have an interest in the history of computing and have just written a popular science book called "The Universal Machine - from the dawn of computing to digital consciousness."

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