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Apple wins eight iF design awards at CeBIT

updated 05:25 pm EST, Sat March 8, 2008

Apple wins 8 iF awards

Apple recently won eight iF Product Design Awards at the CeBIT 2008 show in Hanover, Germany, out of nine products that were submitted for consideration. Out of 2771 products shown at the conference, 821 of them were considered for the awards, according to SetteB.IT. Apple's iPod nano, Classic, and Touch were among the winners, as well as the iPhone and Bluetooth headset. The standard USB and Bluetooth keyboards, and Apple's aluminum iMac also won accolades.

The Nano took home an award for being minimalist and modern, while still displaying a powerful and intuitive interface. Apple's iPod classic received praise for continuing the iPod's hallowed traditions, while the Touch was recognized for its design and technological innovation.

CeBIT awards presenters chose the iPhone, due to being void of resounding defects, and for being "simply sensational", while the Bluetooth headset exemplified simplicity and aesthetics, coupled with functionality.

Both keyboards won for being slender, durable, and aesthetically pleasing, while judges observed that the Bluetooth version added a great degree of freedom. The automatic "sleep" mode of the keyboard also earned it the award.

The iMac is recognized as being a typical Apple product, combining technical innovation, aesthetics, and flow.




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  1. Guest

    Joined: Dec 1969

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    BIASED!

    Against both the Microsoft Zune and Rim Blackberry, both of which should have clearly won instead of the iPod and the iPhone. Apple must have bribed the voters, or at least sponsored the event...

  1. Monde

    Joined: Dec 1969

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    did anyone read?

    Did anyone catch that scathing NYTs article excoriating Vista. I loved that the anonymous victims of the MS OS happened to be technicians or higher ups in the programing or deployment end of the software. Sweet

    The fact that Apple designs and wins awards for many of the planet's finest consumer electronics is no surprise. They attempt to make products they'd like themselves. MS on the other hand wants to squeeze every last cent out of their victims.

    It's a corporate culture thing. Ballmer-think vs. Jobs-think. Ives and Apples technologists are-design wise-miles ahead of the competition.

  1. joe.uk

    Joined: Dec 1969

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    Dugg

    Dugg @ http://www.macnn.com/articles/08/03/08/apple.wins.8.if.awards/

  1. JohnnyFive

    Joined: Dec 1969

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    re: did anyone read

    hate to break it to yah but every single software update apple has released, had always had issues. this time, my macbook pro won't recognize my external display's native resolution. go look in the apple forums. this is an issue that apple has not released any explanation until now.

  1. Monde

    Joined: Dec 1969

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    Aware of bugs

    Here is the deal. If you're comparing a MB pro bug to the overall craptacularness of Vista, you can only be a troll.

    So, here's what you do. Go, dump the MB Pro and get yourself a Wintel box-problem solved. I'm sure you'll find no problems with Vista and it's compatibility. No bugs there.

    There hasn't been an OS yet that is all things to all people. If you read the times article, the people who had issues with Vista, were--if fact--it's creators. I haven't had a problem with my MB Pro or MB or iMac insofar as recognizing any peripheral. Could a resolution not be recognized? Yes. Does that make the Mac OS comparable to Vista? No. I figure you for a troll.

  1. JohnnyFive

    Joined: Dec 1969

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    re: aware of bugs

    bwa ha ha ha... i've been an ardent defender of apple in these forums and here we are, someone calling me a troll because i called a spade a spade. right.

    here's what you do: click on my profile and look and read ALL my posts. now, does that look like trolling to you?

    the only thing you've proven here is that you're a lemming.

  1. Monde

    Joined: Dec 1969

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    you didn't read

    Obviously, you didn't read. If-in fact-your not a troll, then you're just monumentally petty. "Ohh my MB Pro can't get native resolution-waaaa! By this logic Vista must be the better OS." Talk about convoluted thought process.

    Yeah, I like Macs and I've had my problems with them too, but nothing like the snakepit that is Windows. Also, I saw your posts nothing there paints much of a pro Mac profile. Troll

  1. RiquiScott

    Joined: Dec 1969

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    What was the odd man out?

    Apple submitted nine designs and won awards for eight of them? Does anyone know what the ninth was?

  1. JohnnyFive

    Joined: Dec 1969

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    re: you didn't read

    did you even read my first post? who are you quoting? all i said was that apple isn't immune to glitches. where in my post did i conclude that vista was better because of this? come on. SHOW ME.

    i suppose an apple bug to you is also a feature?

    if your first mac is an imac (judging from your reply), i'm about 12 years ahead of you buddy. compared to me, you're simply a noob to the mac platform. end of story.

  1. ApeInTheShell

    Joined: Dec 1969

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    9th award

    It was probably the Macbook Air

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