iPad’s design flaw

Steve Jobs was all about details, but he missed one with the iPad 2-design: It looks less than perfect from behind when connected to power.

The connector is flat, the iPad’s edge curved. I can envision the discussion between Jobs and Apple’s chief designer Jonathan Ive:

– Steve, this looks kinda crappy when connected to power. – Yea, I know. But I love rounded corners.

When you’re a carpenter making a beautiful chest of drawers, you’re not going to use a piece of plywood on the back, even though it faces the wall and nobody will ever see it. Steve Jobs