Friday, May 18, 2012

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!