Jony Ive, Apple's senior vice president of Design, has created a brand new one-of-a-kind product that's going to be auctioned off at a fundraising event. This time, Ive and his design team have created a custom yellow iPad Pro, a blue Smart Cover, and a red Apple Pencil holder.
According to Wallpaper, the product set is indeed being auctioned off to raise money for the London Design Museum. The iPad Pro itself is the 12.9-inch variant, and its casing has been anodized using a yellow “custom dye,” making it appear different from any of Apple's current iPad color options. The Smart Cover, on the other hand, is made from suede-lined supple French leather. And the Apple Pencil holder is “created from fine grain Italian calf leather.”
These are of course “single editions,” and as such “Edition 1 of 1” has been laser engraved on the back of the iPad Pro, and on the inside of the Smart Cover.
Ive has a long history with the Design Museum, which is due to close its Shad Thames location in May, and reopen in Kensington at the end of November. He won their inaugural Designer of the Year award in 2003 for the iMac, and he also showed a prototype of a mobile phone at the museum way back in 1990.