Apple this week unveiled its latest product, a hardbound photo book that showcases 20 years of Apple products, highlighting every Mac, iPhone, iPod, and iPad released between 1998 and 2015.
Because it’s positioned as an art piece, Apple’s “Designed by Apple in California” book costs a jaw dropping $200 to $300 depending on size, so we thought we’d take a look inside to see just what you’re getting for that price tag.
Aside from a dedication page dedicating the book to former Apple CEO Steve Jobs, a foreword by Apple design chief Jony Ive, and an insert with product descriptions, the book is text-free, filled with large, high-quality images of Apple products. There are 450 images in total, with multiple photographs of each item to highlight its design process. It starts with the 1998 iMac, one of the first products Ive designed at Apple, and ends with the 2015 Apple Pencil.
According to Apple, it took eight years to design the linen-bound hardcover book, which features specially milled, custom-dyed paper with “gilded matte silver edges,” and low-ghost ink. As can be seen in the video, the book is of the highest quality with gorgeous photographs, but its price limits its appeal to the general public.
“Designed by Apple in California” can only be purchased from the online Apple Store and at select Apple retail locations around the world. It’s priced at $199 for a 10.2×12.8 inch version, and $299 for a 13×16.3 inch version.
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