The industrial design of the iPhone 6 is close to flawless… except for one flaw so weird, so major, that it’s maddening: The fact that the camera protrudes from the body of the phone, meaning it never lies completely flat and gets caught on all kinds of stuff. The perfectionists at PeripateticPandas have a solution, and it involves industrial machinery.
This video, pointed out by Ambruso on Twitter, begins as a charmingly perfect impersonation of Jony Ive’s distinctive vocal cadence (“seamlessly integrating… a gorgeous display… into an aluminium body”) and quickly spirals out of control into a nightmarish revenge fantasy against the Apple design team that decided this particular detail was OK.
Against the backdrop of Budapest’s parliament, for some reason, a figure in a full-body suit and mask grinds down the camera until it’s perfectly flush with the body. Finally. [PeripateticPandas; Ambruso]