Jony Ive dishes on design
No news may be good news, but it also makes it a lot harder to write anything. Here are a few of the more prominent stories floating around this Monday.
Writer John Arlidge scored an exclusive interview with Apple design chief Jony Ive, versions of which ran in both Time and The Sunday Times. In it, Ive talks about his relationship with the late Steve Jobs, his team’s design process, and his history in the design industry. And, of course, fields questions about what the company is working on now while not giving away a single detail.
Rumors of a fitness-tracking Healthbook app arriving along with iOS 8 have been around for a couple months now. 9to5Mac lays out what it believes the app will look like, and what functionality it might include. The card-based mock-ups resemble Passbook, though broken down by health areas. The big question, of course, is where Healthbook will get its data: while some of it is available from the iPhone itself, other health information might require fitness trackers from third parties—or perhaps from Apple itself.
Sports fans will relish the latest addition to the Apple TV channel lineup, a joint offering from The Atlantic Coast Conference and college sports site Campus Insiders. Right now it offers video highlights from sports matches of the conference’s 15 schools, as well as a little bit of video from other colleges. While there’s no live video currently, Campus Insiders does offer some sporting events as they happen, meaning such content might eventually make its way to the Apple TV.