The iMac, the iPod, the iPhone, the iPad. These wonder devices were not given to us from the mind of one man, but two. Now with Steve Jobs gone, Apple’s most valuable asset is Jony Ive. Just how valuable? The company would have a hard time recovering if he left, says the man who wrote the book on him.
Last month longtime Mac developer Omni Group tried to offer its users something Apple wouldn’t: an upgrade pricing path for apps bought in the Mac App Store. Apple torpedoed it. This is what I learned when I asked Omni Group’s CEO Ken Case to plead his case.