|Sir Jony Ive, Bono and Marc Newson. Photograph courtesy (RED).|
According to SFGate and Business Insider, Jony Ive and Marc Newson's first major Sotheby's auction for Bono's charity, Product (RED) - see my post below - last night raised over $26 million (I earlier reported over $12 million, based on an early post from Forbes.com) to help fight HIV-AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria in Africa.
|Ive's stunning (RED) Mac Pro. Photograph courtesy Gizmodo.com|
Among the major highlights, Jony's beautifully-designed new generation (RED) Mac Pro sold for $977,000 (estimate $40,000-60,000; price includes buyer's premium), while the one-off Leica Digital Rangefinder Camera designed by Ive and Newson, and estimated to sell for $500,000-700,000, fetched an astonishing $1,805,000.
|Jony and Marc's very fine (RED) Leica Digital Rangefinder Camera.|
|Marc Newson, Bono and Sir Jony Ive on the (RED) carpet. Photograph courtesy of (RED)/Getty and Business Insider.|
For the next auction, perhaps Jony will design what I'm waiting for - the electric (or perhaps hydrogen-powered) Apple iCar!
(This beautiful concept design below is actually by Franco Grassi.)
|iCar designed by Franco Grassi, courtesy Car Design_iCar by Franco Grassi.|
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