The iPhone will be completely redesigned in 2020, but until then we know Apple AAPL +5.69%AppleAAPL$156.19$8.41(+5.69%)As of 12/31/2018, 08:08am ESTApple Leak Reveals Radical New iPhone XIApple iOS 12.1.2 Has A Serious New Problem’s design plans are modest with a focus on official price cuts. So how will the company generate excitement for its 2019 iPhones? Now we know.
In a major scoop, Bloomberg has revealed Apple is working with Sony to integrate long distance 3D cameras into its next-generation iPhones. This is technology, with the potential to transform photography, security and gaming. Furthermore, the source couldn’t be better: Bloomberg spoke to Sony itself.
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Here is an example of the future Car Play that will been featured on several models in the coming year! Nice integration and well designed!
Apple is building an amazing new campus with Norman Foster that is estimated to cost $5 billion–a billion dollars more than the new World Trade Center complex. That is due to an Apple-like attention to detail: 3.7 miles of curved glass will wrap around the building, concrete ceilings will be carefully cast then lifted into place, museum-grade stone-infused flooring will replace standard concrete, and most infamously, gaps between surfaces promise not to exceed 1/32 of an inch (vs. the U.S. build standard of 1/8 of an inch).
via Norman Foster On Designing Apple’s $5 Billion “Spaceship” Campus | Co.Design | business + design.
Simple doesn’t just sell, it sticks. Simple made hits of the Nest thermostat, Fitbit, and TiVo. Simple brought Apple back from the dead. It’s why you have Netflix. The Fisher Space Pen, the Swiss Army Knife, and the Rolex Oyster Perpetual are some of our most enduring products. All are marvels of simplicity.
Yet while many mechanical marvels of simplicity remain true to their original form, most electronic ones do not.
Travel back in time to use your parents’ first microwave and you’ll likely see a box with three buttons (High, Medium, Low) and a timer dial. By contrast, one of LG’s current models boasts 33 buttons. Do I hit Auto Defrost or Express Defrost? And what the hell is Less/More? None of these make my popcorn pop faster or taste better. And it’s not easier to use. Why do products become more complex as they evolve?
via Why Subtraction Is the Hardest Math in Product Design | Gadget Lab | Wired.com.
When word first started trickling out that Samsung planned to make a mini version of the Galaxy S III, it had the air of plausibility — we’ve heard from many a person about the too-large size of that phone for their hands. Then, a press invitation confirmed that “something small” was in the works, and finally mobile chief JK Shin confirmed that a smartphone of that name would be announced today in Frankfurt, Germany.
Now Samsung’s spilled all the beans, and revealed the new Galaxy S III mini, a slightly paler version of its bigger brother in specs as well as screen size. Our own short time with the phone certainly revealed that its pushing all the same “inspired by nature” buttons of the original Galaxy S III (and the Galaxy Note II), with the same exact rounded pebble shape and layout. The marketing rep we spoke to from Germany said that the company’s research found that users wanted the same phone design as the 4.8-inch Galaxy S III, but in a smaller form factor — to more easily fit smaller hands and pockets. Samsung said those folks don’t necessarily need or want the most powerful phone they can get their hands on and are content to have those mid-level specs — 1GHz dual-core processor, 1GB RAM, a 4-inch, WVGA AMOLED screen and 32GB max of memory.
via Samsung Galaxy S III mini pops up, we go hands-on (video) — Engadget.
The results are in!After publishing our 10 Best Apps For Architects, getting your comments, and then polling your votes on Facebook, we are finally ready to introduce our new and improved list: The 4 Apps every architect should download now! And we mean now. Trust us.Find out the 4 contenders who stood out from the pack and a full list of other awesome Apps – after the break…
via The Best Apps for Architects | ArchDaily.
The idea, Melekian says, is to merge the goals of developers, who want to know, for example, how many people can fit onto a sidewalk, and police, who want to know whether a building’s doors swing in or out and how that will affect the flow of pedestrians.The District goes a step further, putting officers at the table with developers as projects are being designed. The process is informal, with the department reaching out to developers of major initiatives to request a seat at the table. When developers agree, Lanier says, police can contribute while changes can still be made with the stroke of a pen instead of the rumble of a bulldozer.
via District police embrace concept of preventing crime through design – The Washington Post.
I wasn’t too sure how in the world can a Governor stick his finger in the local municipalities review and approval of a project? Some of my co-workers tried to explain the political influence that often goes on with projects of this nature and size. I found it odd that the Governor would publicly “announce” hie intentions! O-Kaaaaayy!
While techies are anxiously awaiting the new iPhone 5, governor Jerry Brown announced that Apple’s massive new Cupertino campus in California is now approved for fast track. The new Foster + Partners-designed headquarters, which to many resembles a massive doughnut, spaceship or iPhone or iPad button, has therefore scored “streamlined treatment” as it undergoes the requisite environmental review processes.
via California Gov. Jerry Brown Fast-Tracks New Apple Headquarters in Cupertino | Inhabitat – Sustainable Design Innovation, Eco Architecture, Green Building.