“Later this month, crowds of excited fans will stand in lines to see one of the most-hyped and likely profitable things of the year,” Mike Murphy writes for Quartz. “For once, that’s not an Apple product — it’s the seventh Star Wars film, The Force Awakens. But the Californian tech giant and space film franchise do have something in common: design.”

“Jony Ive — Apple’s famed product designer — has long been influenced by Star Wars, and in turn, the new film seems to have taken some aesthetic inspiration from Apple,” Murphy writes. “Earlier this year in an interview with The New Yorker, Ive revealed that he had spoken with The Force Awakens’ director J.J. Abrams about how lightsabers should look in the film. Kylo Ren — a new dark presence in Star Wars universe — has a jagged lightsaber with a (potentially dangerous) crossguard hilt. ‘I thought it would be interesting if it were less precise, and just a little bit more spitty,’ Ive told the New Yorker.”

Murphy writes, “The Force Awakens‘ costume designer, Michael Kaplan, also told Vanity Fair that Apple was one of his influences for the look of the new film.”

Read more in the full article here.

MacDailyNews Take: The Apple Magic Mouse 2 that we just used to set the cursor to type these words would look very much at home in a Star Wars movie.

Apple Magic Mouse 2

Apple Magic Mouse 2


[Thanks to MacDailyNews Reader “BD” for the heads up.]