Thursday, August 09, 2007

headphones & apple

Andrej's post on Apple design details reminded me of two Apple details that I recently discovered. They are great little detail-obsessive easter eggs. I noticed the first one at work a day ago- my macbook was muted, then I plugged in my headphones and went to change the sound level and noticed that it had updated to the level that I'd had it at last time I'd had headphones in it. Amazing! When I showed that to a coworker, he showed me how the ipod will pause your music if your headphones come unplugged. Those are such small details, but they're exactly the sort of tweaks that make a great product, ones which show that designers really use and play with their products when creating them.

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