There’s a new book titled ‘Jony Ive: The Genius Behind Apple’s Greatest Products.’ It covers a lot of early Apple design prototypes, many of which we saw during the ongoing patent trial between Apple and Samsung.
It definitely seems worth a read for those interested in how some of Apple’s most popular products came to be.
Here’s a small excerpt:
That morning was the first time the team had even heard of multitouch. Today it doesn’t seem exceptional, but back then, touch interfaces were pretty primitive. Most touch devices, such as Palm Pilots and Windows tablets, used a pen or stylus. Screens that were sensitive to fingers, not pens, like ATM screens, were restricted to single presses. There was no pinching or zooming, no swiping up and down or left and right.