What Could The iPhone 6 Look Like?

What Could The iPhone 6 Look Like?

Nicolàs Aichino and Tomas Moyano have created a pretty solid concept of what the new iPhone 6 might be designed to look like based on what’s been reported and leaked. I don’t usually see the value in posting what-if work like this but what they’ve done feels like it’s grounded in reality and isn’t aiming to be sensational.

I personally like the idea of the return to rounded corners, much like the first generation iPhone. It’ll also be interesting to see just how thin they can make it. With the supposed removal of the headphone port, using the lightning connector as the new headphone port, this would make the phone even thinner than it was before. But like any well made object it still needs to have some sort of heft and weight to it. Too light and it will end up feeling like a cheap piece of plastic.

Bobby Solomon

July 7, 2014 / By

Jonny Ive Interview: Design, Product, and Focus

Jonny Ive Interview: Design, Product, and Focus

There’s a nice interview over on The New York Times Bits blog with Jonny Ive where he speaks about the culture of Apple and how it’s remained unchanged since Steve Jobs’ passing. Below is my favorite part where he speaks about the importance of focusing on the product you’re trying to build, and I think it’s really great advice that I try to follow in my day job.

One of the values of things I learned absolutely directly from Steve was the whole issue of focus. What are we focusing on: focus on product. I wish I could do a better job in communicating this truth here, which is when you really are focused on the product, that’s not a platitude. When that truly is your reason for coming into the studio, is just to try to make the very best product you can, when that is exclusive of everything else, it’s remarkable how insignificant or unimportant a lot of other stuff becomes. Titles or organizational structures, that’s not the lens through which we see our peers.

Bobby Solomon

June 17, 2014 / By

2014 iPhone Photography Awards Winners Announced

Yilang Peng

The winners of the 2014 iPhone Photography Awards have been announced and the results are remarkable. We’re to the point where mobile cameras and photo editing apps can produce photos that rival their more expensive brethren. Examples like the photo above by Yilang Peng and the ones below demonstrate that it’s less about the equipment you have but your ability to see the world in a beautiful way.

Highly recommend checking out the sections of Architecture, Animals, Others, and Sunsets. It’s also interesting to check out the winners from past years, dating back to 2008.

Adrienne Pitts

Cocu Liu

Danil Konovalov

Bobby Solomon

June 16, 2014 / By

Obsidian Turns Your Mac Into The Sexy Computer It Should Be

Obsidian Turns Your Mac Into The Sexy Computer It Should Be

Recently I revisited an old classic, Obsidian, which transforms the the top menu bar of your Mac to black. That’s it? Just makes a bar black? Having become a rcent convert to Obsidian I can tell you it makes a world of difference. The once prominent menu is now brought back to be a secondary element which means it’s easier to focus on the tasks in front of you. Though it’s technically a “hack” Obsidian is really easy to install and I’ve personally had no problems using it.

There’s another app they recommend you install which I would suggest as well. Bartender does a great job of keeping the top right of your menu bar clean and tidy, hiding all of your miscellaneous icons hidden away. I’d say Bartender is useful for those who choose to install Obsidian or not.

Bobby Solomon

May 9, 2014 / By

The Future of Car Interfaces Begin To Appear

Apple CarPlay

Earlier this morning Apple announced CarPlay, it’s plan to integrate iOS like functionality into cars. The system is actually an extension of the iPhone itself, allowing you to easier use some of the features the phone has to offer. Out of the gate you’re able to, with the help of Siri, make phone calls, answer texts, put on music, or get directions. Kind of the standard things you do while driving.

A few weeks back we also saw Matthaeus Krenn’s innovative idea of what a car human interface could be, pushing boundaries using unique touch gestures. I feel like we’re starting to see a trend here, and it makes me wonder if car user interfaces will be the next weather app?

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Bobby Solomon

March 3, 2014 / By

Apple shows off the production of the new Mac Pro in the most exquisite manner

Apple Mac Pro

Apple sets the bar these days when it comes to electronics. There are few manufacturers who do a better job of producing products that people obsess over, but also at communicating and articulating why they’re so special. While watching the Apple keynote last week, I was impressed with how amazing the production of the new Mac Pro was.

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Bobby Solomon

October 30, 2013 / By

PBS app icon goes flat, stays classic

PBS iOS 7 app icon

Browsing through Dribbble I came across this shot by David Wilder, associate creative director of PBS, who shares just how great the iconic PBS logo looks on the new iOS 7 app icon grid. The logo, designed by Tom Geismar of Chermayeff & Geismar in 1984, fits in perfectly with the overall aesthetic and styling and still looks just as iconic as it did 30 years ago.

This hasn’t replaced the existing icon quite yet, but it’s certainly going to be a welcome change when it does.

Bobby Solomon

October 2, 2013 / By

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