Apple design: Jonathan Ive design interview quotes

This article contains a collection of quotes on design from Apple designer Jonathan Ive (or “Jony Ive,” as Steve Jobs called him). (Note: He prefers to refer to himself as a “builder” or “maker” as opposed to a designer.)

For those who don’t know of him, Jonathan Ive is credited with designing almost every Apple product since 1997. Given that very long string of success, I became interested in what Mr. Ive has to say, and to that end, here’s a collection of Jonathan Ive design interview quotes I’ve gathered over the last few years.

How to improve iPad battery life alvin November 28, 2011 - 10:44am

iPad battery life FAQ: Do you have any tips on how to improve my iPad battery life?

Yes, it turns out you can do a number of things to improve your iPad battery life. Here's a quick list of the best "iPad battery life" tips I know.

1) iPad battery life tip - Drain the battery monthly

I learned this first battery life tip by digging through the Apple website. They specifically mention that you can improve your battery life by draining your iPad battery completely every month. Here's their quote:

iPhone user agent - Use JavaScript to detect the user agent

iPhone 'user agent' FAQ: I'm trying to optimize my HTML/web app for the iPhone; how do I detect an iPhone, iPod, or iPad browser in my web application?

This Apple page shows the iPhone, iPod, and iPad user agent strings, so you just need to write some JavaScript that properly parses those iPhone/iPad browser user agent strings.

How to delete all iPhone photos (using your Mac)

Delete all iPhone photos FAQ: How can I easily delete all of my iPhone photos at one time (using my Mac)?

First off, a word of caution: This iPhone photos tip demonstrates how to delete all iPhone photos, which is obviously a dangerous thing to do, especially if you like your photos.

Second, this tip requires a Mac. (Sorry, I don't know how to do this from Windows, as I don't have a Windows PC at this time.)

How to delete all iPhone photos using your Mac

To delete all iPhone photos using your Mac, just follow these steps:

How to improve iPhone battery life

iPhone battery life FAQ: Do you have any tips on how to improve my iPhone battery life (or iPod battery life)?

Yes, it turns out you can do a number of things to improve your iPhone battery life, and I thought I'd share what I've learned here.

Waiting iPad apps - possible solutions

Waiting iPad apps: If you run into a problem with "waiting" iPad apps during the iPad app installation or update process, my "waiting iPhone apps solutions" article should be helpful. Because all these Apple devices use the same iOS operating system, and because we've found four possible solutions to the "waiting iPhone/iPod apps" problem, these waiting app tips should work just as well for waiting iPad apps (also referred to as "stuck" iPad apps).

Apple's free iTunes iPhone remote app

As part of my work on my Mac speech recognition software, I've been digging into the use of an iPhone as a Mac remote control. While that hasn't been much of a success yet, I did stumble across the Apple iTunes iPhone/iPad remote app.

This iTunes/iPhone remote app is a free app from Apple that lets you control some iTunes functions. Apple's iTunes remote control app doesn't blow me away, however; for me, it has many flaws, including:

iPad backup and restore tutorial

iPad backup/restore FAQ: How do I make an iPad backup? Also, how do I restore an iPad backup?

When it comes to making backups, the iPad is a curious device. The iPad isn't like a traditional computer where you say, "I want to backup folders X, Y, and Z." Curious about Apple's thinking, I've dug into the iPad backup and restore topic, and here's what I've found.