e’ve rarely seen as Applelike a setup as Poyan Panah’s here – the desk could almost be a setup from an Apple Store – it’s so clean and clear, leaving the devices as the only focus. But what really gets us is the little Apple showcase on his shelves.
“I got into buying Apple stuff when a childhood friend of mine had a Mac so I got one too,” says Poyan. “After knowing the history of Apple and the Mac, I also became a big Steve Jobs fan, so I stuck to the brand I believed in.”
Indeed, out of shot in this picture is a poster of the iconic image taken by Norman Seeff of Jobs sitting cross-legged on the floor in his home in 1984, a newly-unveiled Macintosh in his lap.
Poyan’s Apple history (and loyalty) is obvious from a look at those shelves, which show off an original iPhone (along with the
Wboxes for many more) and a Macintosh, among other Apple classics and books about Jobs (and a bobblehead of Steve!).
“The only third-party gear I have in my whole setup are my Harman Kardon SoundSticks,” adds Poyan, though these striking speakers were famous for having been designed by Apple’s Jony Ive, so Poyan is still keeping it within the family!
“When I got my first Mac back in 1993 (which was a Performa 630), I was just a kid and I used to only play games on it. However, in recent years I use it for work more.
“After knowing the history of Apple and the Mac, I also became a big Steve Jobs fan”
Right up to date with his phone hardware, Poyan’s iPad is accompanied by a black iPhone 6.
4 By work, I mean painting and browsing the web, and writing documents in Pages and listening to music,” explains Poyan.
He’s been a Mac user for an impressively long time ( MacFormat started in 1993, too – we remember the good ol’ Performa days), what does Poyan think of the direction Apple is taking OS X and iOS in these days?
“I love the direction Apple is going with iOS and OS X – they keep them apart, yet they are systems that can still communicate with each other. I believe that is very important because they are devices we use a lot,” says Poyan.
We asked Poyan about what Apple product he plans to buy next, and we get the feeling that he won’t be alone among MacFormat readers here: “My next purchase will be the 5K Retina iMac – I wish I could afford one now!”