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#iPad

“An obsession with treating “tablets” as an entirely new and separate product category is blinding some observers from what is really going on with the iPad — it is taking over a large segment of the PC industry. As iPad sales have grown, PC sales have contracted. I expect the iPad Air to accelerate both trends — the growth in iPad sales, and the contraction of the PC market.”

– Quote Excerpted from John Gruber’s review of iPad Air

Fast Company has put together a fascinating series of posts about the history of Apple Design. The series features interviews of many people who were involved in the design process. The whole series is an absolute Gold-mine.
An Oral History of Apple Design:
Part-1 (1992)
Part-2 (2000)
Part-3 (2001)
Part-4 (2004)
Part-5 (2010)
Part-6 (2013) 
Related:
Don’t forget to listen to a two-part interview of Max Chafkin, the man behind the “An Oral History of Apple” series and the book “Design Crazy.” 
Design Crazy: a discussion with Max Chafkin about Apple, part one
Design Crazy: a discussion with Max Chafkin about Apple, part two

Byliner talks to Max Chafkin, author of the Byliner/Fast Company original eBook Design Crazy: Good Looks, Hot Tempers, and True Genius at Apple. 

P.S. The full oral history is also available as a book by Max Chafkin titled Design Crazy, available in the iTunes Store or on Amazon for US$1.99.

Fast Company has put together a fascinating series of posts about the history of Apple Design. The series features interviews of many people who were involved in the design process. The whole series is an absolute Gold-mine.

An Oral History of Apple Design:

Related:

Don’t forget to listen to a two-part interview of Max Chafkin, the man behind the “An Oral History of Apple” series and the book “Design Crazy.” 

Design Crazy: a discussion with Max Chafkin about Apple, part one

Design Crazy: a discussion with Max Chafkin about Apple, part two

Byliner talks to Max Chafkin, author of the Byliner/Fast Company original eBook Design Crazy: Good Looks, Hot Tempers, and True Genius at Apple. 

P.S. The full oral history is also available as a book by Max Chafkin titled Design Crazy, available in the iTunes Store or on Amazon for US$1.99.

The Colors of Apple — VintageZen
Apple has been a company that has gone through numerous phases in terms of the colors of their products. Looking back, you can see the ebbs and flows of color in Apple products, from the Mac to the iPod to the iPhone.
Linus Edwards looks back at times when Apple has dabbled with different colours in its products and offers a perspective on what it might mean going forward.

The Colors of Apple — VintageZen

Apple has been a company that has gone through numerous phases in terms of the colors of their products. Looking back, you can see the ebbs and flows of color in Apple products, from the Mac to the iPod to the iPhone.

Linus Edwards looks back at times when Apple has dabbled with different colours in its products and offers a perspective on what it might mean going forward.

My Live-Blog picks for today’s Apple Media Event in San Jose.

Apple’s Media Event is just over an hour away and Apple is streaming the event live on Apple.com and also via a new Apple events app on Apple TV

However, if can’t watch the live-stream then there are some great alternatives. If you prefer watching a single live-blog to keep pace with the event then i suggest you follow gdgt’s live blog. Ryan Block has become my favourite live-blogger during the Apple Events. 

Other fantastic alternatives:

The Loop 

Jim Dalrymple keeps his updates short and to the point. 

The Verge

Joshua Topolsky and Nilay Patel have done a fantastic job of covering Apple events in the past and i expect nothing different this time around. Expect a few jokes in the time-line.

Macworld

It’s Macworld and Jason Snell and Dan Moren are two of the best writers in the Apple community. They definitely don’t shy away from throwing in a couple of jokes in the time-line.