February 24, 1955 - October 5, 2011.
This mans lasting impact is his pursuit of bringing UNIX to the masses. He succeeded and we’re all better off for it. I’ve read accounts that people cried when they heard of his passing. For the record, I didn’t. I love the work he did, but I didn’t know him. My loss I guess.
And yes, when my contract expires on my worn (but very usable) iPhone 4 come january I’ll be getting the 5. I’ve lived with the alternatives and for me, there is no better phone I can buy for money.
Apple “035 Prototype”
It’s not all too surprising to think that Steve Jobs and his teams at Apple were dreaming up the iPad nearly 10 years ago. What is surprising however is that Jony Ive designed and built a prototype as early as 2002, simply codenamed “035”.
This revelation was made by Network World while digging up documents from a deposition of Jony Ive conducted by Samsung in 2011. BuzzFeed later got their hands on full color photos of the prototype as you can see above.
Crazy to see the device in relation to the iPad 2. Given the tech at the time, it presumably had to be that big.