Jony Ive’s new role as Chief Design Officer at Apple gives him the opportunity to oversee a broader range of design projects, which, in theory, means he’ll play a bigger part in shaping the image of Apple and its products. But some believe the position isn’t all that it seems.
Ever wondered why Apple’s stock Weather app in iOS 7 and above looks so much like the Yahoo Weather app? It’s not just a coincidence. According to a new book about Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer, Apple designer Jony Ive copied the app because he was “tormented” by its beauty.
The New York Times profiled Tim Cook’s leadership over the weekend, and there were a few quotes from design lead Jony Ive thrown in. But now the publication has published the entirety of what Ive, who rarely speaks in public, had to say about Apple, Cook, and how things have changed in the wake of the late Jobs’ death.
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The USA Today has also published an interview with Apple’s design chief Jony Ive and software chief Craig Federighi. The two, along with CEO Tim Cook had earlier given an interview to Bloomberg Businessweek.