iKindle Paperwhite – designed by Apple.

I love my Kindle Paperwhite.
It is a very good device. Amazon has clearly put in a great deal of thought behind it.
I like the beautiful screen saver, photos which come on when you turn it off.
I liked the fact that they paid attention to such a tiny detail. It was very Applesque..
I made me think, ‘What if Apple had decided to create the Kindle Paperwhite?’

 

Back in 2007 when Kindle was launched it looked like this -

amazon-kindle-1st-gen-2v0-800

 

 

Steve Jobs would never have launched a product designed like this..

Had he and his doubles-partner Jony Ive, decided to launch an ebook reader, how would it have been?

Here’s how I believe it would have been designed:

Body

It is a safe bet to say that the Apple Kindle would have been made from aluminum instead of the rubbery plastic we currently have.

 

Screen

Instead of having buttons, the screen would be a touch screen, like the current Kindle Paperwhite.

I’m assuming that it would be a ‘glo-light’ enabled screen with similar DPIs.

 

Attention to Detail

When you start your Kindle, it immediately opens the last page you were reading. I believe there’s a better alternative.

Apple, famous for it love of skeuomorphism (at least while Scott Forstall was there) would have started off with a full screen cover of the book you were currently reading.

Like this:

iKindle 2

 

 

Here’s how the fictional iKindle would look:

I’m sure Apple would use better fonts. The serif font collection on Kindle isn’t good. I use Palatino but I would love to have Georgia.

iKindle - if Apple had designed the Kindle

 

 

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