Like Peanut Butter And Chocolate: Apple’s Jony Ive To Design One-Of-A-Kind Leica M

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Apple’s going to have to temporarily share its design wizard Sir Jonathan Ive, with high-end camera maker Leica, as Ive will be creating a special, super limited edition of one version of the new Leica M announced by the company yesterday according to PetaPixel. That’s bound to be a drool-worthy camera, and this might represent the perfect storm of tech design fanboyism.

No details about what the new Leica will look like or whether it’ll differ considerably from its stock base model, but only one will ever exist, and that’s likely enough to get the kind of people who can afford this sort of thing salivating. The single edition will be auctioned off, with all proceeds going to charity.

The new Leica M, unveiled yesterday, offers a 24MP full 35mm format CMOS sensor, and introduces 1080p full HD video capability to the M line. Presumably the specs will remain unchanged on the Ive-designed version, but that’s not really what one lucky rich person’s going to be paying for here. For those of us stuck looking at even the Leica M not designed by a British knight as little more than a fantasy, there’s always another, much more affordable way to mash up your love for Apple with your love for Leica: This sticker, which hopefully gets an upgrade for the iPhone 5 soon.