Jony Ive has officially taken up his new role as “Chief Design Officer” at Apple, six weeks after his promotion from Senior Vice President of Industrial Design was announced. Ive’s title on Apple’s leadership page has been updated to reflect the change, and new faces have been added.
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.
Jony Ive vanishes from Apple’s Executive Profiles webpage, prompting departure rumors [Update: He’s back]
Apple’s SVP of design Jony Ive and industrial designer Marc Newson have raised over $12 million at the (RED) charity auction at Sotheby’s earlier today.
Apple’s SVP of design Jony Ive and industrial designer Marc Newson were interviewed on The Charlie Rose Show about their collaboration to make customised products for a charity auction, whose proceeds would go towards Product (RED).