Jony Ive: The Genius Behind Apple's Greatest Products, Leander Kahney
In 1997, Steve Jobs returned to Apple with the unenviable task of turning around the company he had founded. One night Jobs discovered a scruffy British designer toiling away in a studio at Apple, surrounded by hundreds of sketches and prototypes, Jobs instantly realized he had found a talent who could reverse the company's long decline.
That young designer was Jony Ive.
Ive's collaboration with Jobs would produce some of the world's most iconic products, including the iMac, iPod, iPad and iPhone. These designs have overturned entire industries and created the world's most powerful brand.
Along the way, Ive has become the world's leading technology innovator, won countless awards, earned a place on the 2013 Time 100 list and has been knighted for his services to design and enterprise. Yet little is known about the shy, softly spoken designer that Jobs referred to as his 'spiritual partner' at Apple.