There’s a battle going on in the sky where the contenders periodically present their new products like Apple presents the new iPhone at a keynote: the first and business class. They are complex products formed by the seat design, the amenity kit, the menu, the service and the extras offered. This is a mixture of hardware, software (the inflight entertainment) and human touch.I’m going to review the business and first class of Emirates on the Airbus A380. Be aware that, especially for the business class, the configuration is different if you fly on a Boeing 777. Don’t worry, when you book the flight you will see the aircraft. Although the aircraft can be changed last minute due to operative reasons, this occurrence is extremely rare especially between different planes like the 777 and the a380, which are basically the only two planes in Emirates fleet. Let’s start with the business and, in the next article, let’s finish in style with the most luxurious product. Continue reading “Emirates | Business class Review on the Airbus A380”
For today’s design talents episode we have a young British designer, Thomas Knipe. Tom’s main areas of focus are architecture, cars, and footwear. He regularly uses CAD and digital rendering softwares for product development, as well as PhotoShop for touch ups. He also uses the app Procreate for iPad Pro benefiting from the Apple Pencil’s precision.
There’s no chance to avoid making a review of the last 365 days that have just gone by. We divide time in years and, while tomorrow will be just another day on earth we can use the switch from 2017 to 2018 to boost our motivations.
Personally I will try to evaluate the year that just passed in these main 4 categories:
In the review of iPhone X i praised the new form factor, the camera, some aspects of the screen and speed but I expressed my concerns over the Face ID, the software and the ghosting of the screen.
I was not completely satisfied and the wow effect left place for some frustration, which should not come with such a premium price.
That’s why i went back to something familiar that doesn’t stop innovation.
Late for Christmas gifts? Here’s an idea, a tea table format book about the legendary designer Dieter Rams. Also one of the main fonts of inspiration for Jony Ive. You can buy it on Amazon on this link. Down below you will also find the link for another of his fundamental book.
When you first give a glance at the box of the iPhone X you sense that there’s something different, that screen has no bezels, has rounded corners and there’s a little black space in the top middle between two “ears”. But it is only when you turn the screen on that you experience that WOW effect we are so addicted to. Continue reading “iPhone X | Review”
Jonathan Ive is Apple’s Chief Design Officer. Jony is responsible for all design at Apple, including the look and feel of Apple hardware, user interface, packaging, major architectural projects such as Apple Park and Apple’s retail stores, as well as new ideas and future initiatives.
“Say hello to the future” Apple says. But future can wait for now as the iPhone X will be available in November. In the meantime we can console ourselves with the iPhone 8 and 8s which go on preorders on September 15 and on sale on the 22nd. X as ten, ten years from the so far so close 2007 when Steve Jobs introduced the very first iPhone. The iPhone X is the first one that completely change the user experience, Continue reading “iPhone X | First impressions”
With a few hours to go the hype for the September keynote is off the charts. Apple will introduce the new iPhone 8/8s and the long-awaited iPhone X. A new Apple Watch with LTE capabilities, an Apple TV with 4K and HDR support and a subtle update to the AirPods are also likely to be on the menu. We’ll be live and constantly updating here.
With a few hours to go for the presentation of the iPhone 8/8 Plus and the iPhone X we know pretty much everything about the technology of the iPhone 7. I’d like to make some reflections about its design and how it could evolve in the new iPhones.
Since the first iPhone the front hasn’t changed much. Continue reading “iPhone 7 Design between present and future “