News: a yacht built for Apple's late co-founder Steve Jobs has been impounded in Amsterdam following a dispute over an unpaid bill to French designer Philippe Starck. Update 27/12/12: the boat is now free to sail again following a temporary agreement between Starck and Jobs' heirs. More »
News: Dezeen featured in Apple's launch of the iPhone 5 today and makes an appearance in the movie demonstrating the new product. More »
The news comes days after another rival, HTC, defeated Apple in a dispute over the use of four technologies Apple claimed were its own. These included the use of a swipe gesture to unlock the phone, which the judge ruled was an "obvious" development - BBC
Dezeen Wire: the "revolutionary" new product that French designer Philippe Starck claimed in a radio interview on Friday to be designing for Apple has been revealed by online technology publication AllThingsD to be a yacht for the family of late CEO Steve Jobs - AllThingsD
A spokesperson from Apple told the magazine that the company is not working on a new product or project with Starck. However the designer was working on plans for a yacht for Jobs before his death last year, to be constructed by boatbuilders Feadship.
Dezeen Wire: Mark Prigg of London newspaper the Evening Standard interviews Jonathan Ive, senior vice president of industrial design at Apple, about what makes a great designer, obsessing over tiny details and his dislike of "designers wagging their tails in my face" - Evening Standard
Read more about Jonathan Ive on Dezeen here.
Dezeen Wire: Jonathan Ive, senior vice president of industrial design at Apple, has been awarded a KBE on the 2012 New Year Honours list, published today, for services to design and enterprise.
Australian designer Marc Newson has been awarded a CBE for services to design in the UK and worldwide.
Dezeen Wire: U.S. opinion columnist Harold Meyerson has written an article for the Washington Post in which he challenges assertions made in Walter Isaacson's bestselling biography of Apple co-founder Steve Jobs that it is America's ability to produce innovators such as Jobs that will keep them ahead of emerging industrial powers such as China and India.
Meyerson opines that Silicon Valley's creativity and technical expertise are not enough to revitalise the American economy, arguing that it is more important that Apple consider relocating production back to the U.S. He concludes his piece by stating that: "Absent manufacturing, innovation, even at its Jobsian heights, can’t do much for the U.S. economy — save, perhaps, dazzle us on our journey downward."
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Dezeen Wire: a teenage design student's simple and poignant graphic reworking of Apple's logo that replaces the bite out of the apple with a silhouette of Steve Jobs has generated a huge amount of online interest as well as a job offer for its designer. More »
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