Background of Apple Watch Took 24000 Flower Pictures
The thing I like best about Apple is that while they keep their designs elegant and simple, they also put in extreme levels of efforts to produce the best experience.
For instance, it was recently revealed that simple things like the backgrounds of Apple Watch took weeks and thousands upon thousands of pictures.
Apple’s human-interface chief Alan Dye was recently interviewed by Wired where he discussed the design and interface of the Apple Watch. Among the many things that he talked about, he discussed how much effort was put into finding the perfect background picture for the watch.
You wouldn’t believe it, but the picture of one of the blooming flowers that you see on the face of the watch took them hundreds of hours and 24000 shots!
Yes, all this you see when you raise the watch is not just computer generated graphics:
We shot all this stuff,” Dye says, “the butterflies and the jellyfish and the flowers for the motion face, it’s all in-camera. And so the flowers were shot blooming over time. I think the longest one took us 285 hours, and over 24,000 shots.
He was also asked the billion dollar question that everyone wants to know. What is it that really makes Apple work? What is their secret? Well, if you look at Dye’s answer it appears everything is just as usual as any other company in the world:
We have a group of people who are really, really super-talented, but they really care. They care about details that a designer might not show in his portfolio because it’s so arcane. And yet getting it right is so critical to the experience.
So, have you seen the blooming flowers (and other things) on the Apple Watch? Did you like what they have worked for?