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 -
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:
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.
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.
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.