“Last month, we stumbled upon videos of Steve Jobs’ yacht, the Venus, which was reportedly unveiled a year after Jobs’ death,” Eric Mack reports for CNET. “The sleek, clean design has a certain Apple Store look to it, complete with a row of 27-inch iMacs on board…”

“Then recently SuperYacht Times interviewed French designer Philippe Starck, who Jobs collaborated with to design Venus,” Mack reports. “What Starck reveals about co-creating with Jobs sheds some light on the late icon’s iDesign process.”

“What Starck reveals about co-creating with Jobs sheds some light on the late icon’s iDesign process. Starck says that in the beginning, in a move that would seem uncharacteristic, Jobs gave him ‘carte blanche,'” Mack reports. “But that was just the beginning of the design process with Jobs. Starck goes on to say that he and Jobs would spend one day every six weeks, from 2007 until his death in 2011, going over refinements ‘Millimetre by millimetre. Detail by detail.'”

Steve Jobs' family yacht

Steve Jobs’ family yacht controlled via seven 27-inch iMacs

 

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MacDailyNews Take: More evidence that Jony Ive is a saint. Laurene, too, of course.

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