Steve Jobs was famous for his obsession with design, all the epoch-making products of Apple are after his idea. Steve is not a designer, but a decider. SAI just revealed 13 product that inspired Steve Jobs to creat all the great works.
According to Walter Isaacson's illuminating biography, Jobs was so picky about design that it took him eight years to furnish a house he bought in 1991.
When Jobs finally did purchase a washer & dryer, a lamp, a TV, or a radio – it was because he had found something he truly admired.
After he bought a Miele washer and dryer, Jobs said “I got more thrill out of them than I have out of any piece of high tech in years."
In some of these products, you can see design cues that would later make their way into Apple products.
Jobs wanted the first Macintosh to have the feel of a Porsche (not a Ferrari)
Jobs drove a Mercedes and loved the older models, too
Isaacson says Jobs particularly admired Henckel knives