Apple’s products are in different categories than the corresponding Braun devices, and are separated by decades. But there’s no denying the inspiration. Jony Ive himself has readily acknowledged the influence.
Dieter Ram w wywiadzie dla The Telegraph:
I have always regarded Apple products – and the kind words Jony Ive has said about me and my work – as a compliment.
I very much doubt there is a single designer at Apple who has felt flattered by Samsung. And, on the flip side, I doubt there is a single designer at Samsung who sees their work as homage to Apple.
Jak zauważa Gruber, pomiędzy produktami Brauna, a Apple jest przepaść kilku dekad, a same urządzenia mają zupełnie inne przeznaczenie.