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.
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