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htc one matches macbook pro design

20th March 2013, 05:10 AM   |  #1  
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I was reading a review of the HTC One (I know, I'm behind) and I came to the realization that the design of the HTC One nicely matches the design of my Retina Macbook Pro. It has the same white aluminum design, speaker grilles are the same type, and white accents match the ports and other white accents of the Macbook. Compare these:



It makes me wonder why there isn't a very consistent design ethos with Apple's products, I feel like it would be really cool if they kept the same design cues.
20th March 2013, 06:25 AM   |  #2  
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I was reading a review of the HTC One (I know, I'm behind) and I came to the realization that the design of the HTC One nicely matches the design of my Retina Macbook Pro. It has the same white aluminum design, speaker grilles are the same type, and white accents match the ports and other white accents of the Macbook. Compare these:

It makes me wonder why there isn't a very consistent design ethos with Apple's products, I feel like it would be really cool if they kept the same design cues.

I think you're reading too much into it; both devices use aluminium and speakers have a grid of holes to allow for passage of sound.

There's nothing cool about "keeping design cues" across companies -- only leads to litigation and overall aggravation.
20th March 2013, 07:01 AM   |  #3  
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I think its pretty nice to be rocking all aluminum devices. Aluminum is just so nice looking. The only reason I would ever want a Macbook would be because of the build quality. I like my custom PC though, and don't really have the need to carry around a laptop. If I did though it would probably be a macbook. Either that or an expensive Asus since they also have some nice aluminum style laptops/ultrabooks for high prices. Maybe one day. :P
20th March 2013, 07:49 AM   |  #4  
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I think you're reading too much into it; both devices use aluminium and speakers have a grid of holes to allow for passage of sound.

There's nothing cool about "keeping design cues" across companies -- only leads to litigation and overall aggravation.

I think you misunderstood what I was trying to say. For that, I apologize. I meant that it would be cool if Apple kept design cues across its own entire line, not between separate companies' products.
20th March 2013, 07:51 AM   |  #5  
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I think its pretty nice to be rocking all aluminum devices. Aluminum is just so nice looking. The only reason I would ever want a Macbook would be because of the build quality. I like my custom PC though, and don't really have the need to carry around a laptop. If I did though it would probably be a macbook. Either that or an expensive Asus since they also have some nice aluminum style laptops/ultrabooks for high prices. Maybe one day. :P

The problem I have with ASUS laptops is that their touchpads were always so finicky. Although, I really do want one of their touchscreen ultrabooks. My rMBP is pretty good in terms of performance and battery life, plus the screen is downright gorgeous.
20th March 2013, 09:17 AM   |  #6  
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I have been an iphone user since 3gs. Had all models except the iphone 5 which was a great dissapointment. I expected a radikal design change and got...meh. Design like the HTC One was more or less what I expected from iphone 5 but never got. And also the fact that IOS has looked the same since my 3gs back in 2009 made me switch to Android.

This was what I was expecting from iphone5: http://www.inrumor.com/in/technology...liant-concept/

Doesnt matter now, HTC One looks great. Cant wait to get it . Dont really know what I meant by above rambling except that I agrees that it looks like macbook pro design
20th March 2013, 10:41 AM   |  #7  
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I was reading a review of the HTC One (I know, I'm behind) and I came to the realization
that the design of the HTC One nicely matches the design of my Retina Macbook Pro.

Another Apple product design ...which directly references (rips off) most of Dieter Rams' designs for Braun in the 1960's

But Apple will most probably still try to sue HTC
20th March 2013, 04:11 PM   |  #8  
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Another Apple product design ...which directly references (rips off) most of Dieter Rams' designs for Braun in the 1960's

But Apple will most probably still try to sue HTC

Don't think apple will sue HTC they made a deal or something
20th March 2013, 04:48 PM   |  #9  
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Re: htc one matches macbook pro design
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Originally Posted by paravorheim

I was reading a review of the HTC One (I know, I'm behind) and I came to the realization that the design of the HTC One nicely matches the design of my Retina Macbook Pro. It has the same white aluminum design, speaker grilles are the same type, and white accents match the ports and other white accents of the Macbook.

Oh dear. This means Apple might sue HTC for copying if the HTC One is successful.
20th March 2013, 09:54 PM   |  #10  
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Dosen't Apple sue every successful competitor - irrespective of the prospects?

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