Jony Ive and team design custom yellow iPad Pro for charity auction

Jony Ive and his design team at Apple have created a one-of-a-kind yellow iPad Pro for a charity auction. Appearing as part of an auction to raise money for the London Design Museum (via TechCrunch), the 12.9-inch iPad Pro features a unique yellow coloring on its rear and a white front.

The auction also includes both a custom blue leather Smart Cover and an Apple Pencil stores in a leather orange case. From the description:

Jony Ive showed a prototype mobile phone at the Design Museum in 1990, long before he started working for Apple. He was winner of the museum's first 'Designer of the Year' award in 2003 for the iMac. To support the museum, he and his team in Cupertino have designed this special iPad Pro in a unique colour numbered Edition 1 of 1.

If you're intrigued by the thought of getting your hands on some unique Apple gear, the custom iPad and accessories will be available for bidding starting April 28. Expect to pay a pretty penny, though: the items are expected to fetch somewhere between £10,000 and £15,000.

Dan Thorp-Lancaster
  • "designed"
  • I do believe the word is "painted." Or anodized, to be more exact. Posted via the iMore App for Android
  • If the image above is the iPad in question, that is not yellow...
  • It reminds me of one of the color options for the 5th generation iPod touch, which I happen to have. Imo, this color looks better in person than what this picture shows.
  • Looks yellow to me. Are you color blind?
  • I'm not color blind, but apparently you are. Have a look: The background is yellow. The iPad isn't yellow, it's mustard. Learn your colors.
  • Erm, it's a shade of yellow, so yeah it's yellow, but if you want to be a fancy-pants you can say it's mustard
  • It would be like calling fuchsia pink, or indigo purple. There's a reason different shades of colors have different names.
  • I like how an iPad Ive carried around for a JOKE (because it's so hideous) is now on the auction block and people all over the web are falling over themselves to say how lovely it is! Some sucker will pay through the nose for the privilege of owning this joke.
  • Remember this is an auction for charity. No joke. Sent from the iMore App
  • You don’t need to buy an iPad to donate to charity.
    If charity is that important to you then you could just donate, you know write to directly to the local homeless shelter for instance and ask if they actually want an iPad. Or maybe you saw that their building was in need of repair and you will pay for their roof?
  • True. But special edition items generate interest, especially if it's an Apple product. And why not have your cake and eat it too? Sent from the iMore App
  • Looks more pear green. Sent from the iMore App
  • Only an elite world class designer could choose that precise shade of color. This is the culmination of years of hard work, and a closely guarded Apple secret known only to a select few, until now. Sent from the iMore App
  • I hope fine good people Who Can helping Me becouse at The momenent im strugi And Lost phone before 2 days maried Sent from the iMore App
  • Engrish pleas Sent from the iMore App
  • Marriages are expensive, so get a divorce so you can afford a new phone. This advice is Free or Charge! :) Sent from the iMore App
  • I could say THAT IS UGLY!! Sent from the iMore App
  • Yup...That's an ugly iPad.
  • Should've done a red one. Sent from the iMore App
  • That colour combination.... is it design for ikea? Posted from my Samsung Galaxy S6
  • I'm more interested in that color. I love that shade of blue. With they made that for the 9.7" iPad Pro. Also the iPad color reminds of the Austin yellow from the new F80/2/3 M3/4
  • P I $ $ yellow Sent from the iMore App