Zitate

But Apple’s color pendulum eventually swung back, and Apple trended toward less ostentatious products, both in hardware and software. “Steve always wanted to stay one step ahead. When the industry started to become very colorful and lickable, then he realized––and Jony and I realized––that we needed to take a different path,” recalls Don Lindsay, Apple’s former design director of the Mac OS user–experience group.

Mark Wilson, salon.com

Momus, wired.com

It's odd; on paper I don't even like capitalism that much, or believe in The American Way, or think that gadgets -- or any possession -- can make us happy. I'm not the kind of guy who normally watches corporate presentations, let alone watches them through tears. And yet when Steve Jobs introduced the clamshell iBook back in 1999, I found myself actually weeping with gratitude.

Momus, wired.com

BBC News

It's a long way from a toilet laboratory in Chigwell, north London to the heart of Silicon Valley, California.
But in eight years, Jonathan Ive has covered this distance to establish himself as one of the world's most celebrated and sought after designers.
In his role as vice-president of industrial design at Apple, he has been responsible for a whirlwind of innovation, including the original iMac computer and its portable cousin, the iBook.

BBC News

Tamara Keel, lowendmac.com

Seven years down the road, that "obsolete" machine is sitting on my lap as I type this, relaxing on the front porch on a cool springtime evening. For seven years that obsolete iBook has been my trusty road warrior, letting me moderate web forums from WiFi hotspots thanks to its AirPort card.

Tamara Keel, lowendmac.com

The iMac news page

It also amuses me now even more that the whole routine is starting all over again, this time for the iBook. But instead of archaic issues like the missing floppy (what a difference a year really makes), writers now have got to be a lot more inventive, so gender issues, built-in mics, and video-out ports have become le topic du jour.

The iMac news page

Herbert Muschamp, New York Times

What the Cooper-Hewitt show reveals is the extent to which Dionysus now rules over mainstream design. No big-name designer comes attached to Apple's iMac and iBook, for example. But these electronic Lolitas could be the symbols of this show. With their lollipop colors, swelling lines and toylike ease of operation, they hark back to the sexy red plastic Valentine typewriter Sottsass designed for Olivetti in 1969. And the popularity of these machines demonstrates the degree to which design today is erotically driven.few nice features -- helps explain why the iBook is one the most popular laptops sold in retail, especially among students.

Herbert Muschamp, The New York Times

ZDnet Australia

Some products appeal to logic. Others, such as the Apple iBook, appeal to the senses. Sure, the iBook is a hefty notebook with a price tag to match. But it looks pretty darn cool, and that fact -- along with a few nice features -- helps explain why the iBook is one the most popular laptops sold in retail, especially among students.

ZDnet Australia

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