Jony Ive: The Genius Behind Apple’s Greatest Products ($28) is a new book by Leander Kahney about Joanthan Ive, the long-serving Apple designer who designed many iconic products including the iMac, iPod, and iPhone. Author Leander Kahney previously wrote Inside Steve’s Brain and is the editor and publisher of Cult of Mac.
Jony Ive’s designs have not only made Apple one of the most valuable companies in the world; they’ve overturned entire industries, from music and mobile phones to PCs and tablets. But for someone who has changed the world as much as he has, little is widely known about Apple’s senior vice president of industrial design. Unlike his former boss and creative partner Steve Jobs, Ive shuns the spotlight. Naturally shy and soft-spoken, he lets his work speak for itself and concerns himself only with his craft. In the first book to focus on Ive, Leander Kahney offers a rigorous and systematic examination of a remarkably creative career and provides insight into the principles underlying Ive’s success.