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.
Times reporter John Arlidge recently sat down with Jony Ive at Apple’s headquarters in Cupertino, California. In a privileged conversation, Arlidge talked with Apple’s head of design in one of the first in-depth interviews granted by the quiet and humble executive.
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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.
Late last year, Apple made a much talked about change to its management, firing iOS chief Scott Forstall, and distributing his responsibilities amongst Eddy Cue, Craig Federighi and Jony Ive. Apple said that these changes would “encourage even more collaboration between the Company’s world-class hardware, software and services teams.”