Jony Ive: Apple Watch and New iPhones Apple's 'Best Work Yet'

A short time after today's media event, Apple CEO Tim Cook did an exclusive one-on-one interview with David Muir of ABC News, speaking on the company's new products and former CEO Steve Jobs. Now, ABC News has shared a clip of an interview with Apple design head Jony Ive, who spoke on the Apple Watch and its development process.

Muir: How many different versions of the Apple Watch are there?

Ive: I think we were talking about this earlier, and when you actually do the calculations, it's millions and millions.

Muir: Millions and millions?

Ive: That's right, there are different materials for the actual case, there's two different sizes, you can choose one of six different straps or bands. But, the way we treated this from a design point of view wasn't that you had hardware and then software. Our experience as customers, as users, is that they're one and the same. So we designed the user interface, gave people multiple choices, for example in terms of just watch faces.

Ive also noted that he was "very proud" of the work that Apple's design team has done, stating that the company's new iPhones and the Apple Watch are its "best work yet." The designer also stated that Apple has always tried to design products that people want to use as opposed to begrudgingly having to use them, setting a high bar to create a "desirable and personal" product with the Apple Watch.

The full length interviews with Jony Ive and Tim Cook aired earlier tonight and should be posted online soon.

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Tankmaze Avatar
127 months ago
Apple watch looks great !!
I don't understand the complain people have, look at apple site http://www.apple.com/watch/ and you would appreciate the craftmanship that goes creating this.

Great job Apple.
Score: 36 Votes (Like | Disagree)
farewelwilliams Avatar
127 months ago
on to the next product category:

Score: 36 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Thares Avatar
127 months ago
The watch is apple's best work yet? Oh boy. That's bad.
Score: 32 Votes (Like | Disagree)
nnacrumors Avatar
127 months ago
This guy is too damn fake for my tastes.

I know the crowd eats him up and wants to make sweet love to his accent but I find the way he talks to customers repulsive. If I had a salesman talk the way he does to me (slowly and overemphasizing every... single... positive word) I'd tell him to shut the f up and get me someone another sales guy.
Score: 26 Votes (Like | Disagree)
0488568 Avatar
127 months ago
That watch looks really bad on him, imo.

On him and on any one. That thing looks like crap.
Score: 23 Votes (Like | Disagree)
cire Avatar
127 months ago
What I've noticed

I have been reading and posting here on MacRumors for years. I just noticed that I haven't seen one of the people I respect trashing the :apple:Watch. I have seen some if the people who routinely say they are buying the next big Samdung thing because of Apples failures...but then that's what they always do.

Just wanted to give them something they'd long to downvote. Thanks for letting me return he favor.
Score: 20 Votes (Like | Disagree)