Just days after Apple announced the availability of the iPhone 5, another announcement by Leica will put the iPhone 5’s design front man back into the spotlight. Andreas Kaufmann announced recently that Jonathan Ive will take on the role of designing a special, one of a kind, Leica camera.
If you’re thinking this is some kind of joke, then you’re dead wrong. The Ive-inspired camera will be limited to just one, thus, making one lucky philanthropist a very happy person.
Ive, if you don’t already know, is currently Apple’s chief designer, and some of his works include the iPhone, iPad, and MacBook Pro.
The Ive Leica camera will be auctioned off with the proceeds going to charity. Supply and demand stinks, but then again, what are the chances that a normal Joe will be the highest bidder for the one of a kind Leica camera.
Technical specs for the camera have not been released, but chances are Leica will use the Ive camera to generate further interest for its Leica M series. The standard Leica M boasts a 24MP full-frame CMOS image sensor, a 3’’ LCD screen, metal chassis, and full HD recording capability—just to name a few features.