App Stores. They’re great, they’re bloated, and they’re important. But I have one question: How did we get here?
Also known as “single-shell” construction, the unibody owes its roots to air-plane construction, has been standard in auto mobile manufacturing, was made mainstream by Apple, and is the concentrated design ethos of Nokia. Not only do unibodies make consumer products beautiful, but they also make them thinner, lighter, and more rigid.