Jony Ive: The Genius Behind Apple’s Greatest Products

Steve Jobs’ ace in the hole for design as Apple began its world-changing iRun? Jony Ive. Ive’s collaboration with Jobs yielded the iMac, iPod, iPad, and iPhone, and earned him global accolades. Now we get to learn more about the man with Leander Kahney, the bestselling author of Inside Steve’s Brain, painting the portrait of this trailblazer. Jony Ive: The Genius Behind Apple’s Greatest Products ($12/Kindle, $17/hardcover) might inspire you, or just get you really jealous.

Leica M Camera by Jony Ive: Apple Designer’s Shooter Is Auction-Ready

Chief Apple designer Jony Ive and industrial designer Marc Newson have conspired to concoct this beauty of an aluminum full-frame camera based on Leica’s M model. To be sold at a charity auction next month, the limited edition Leica features a 50mm f/2 lens and a “laser machined aluminum body and anodized aluminum outer shell.” Proceeds will go towards the fight against AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria.