He may not be one of Appleâs founding fathers, as he only joined the 37 year-old company back in 1992, but English designer Jonathan âJonyâ Ive is clearly one of Cupertinoâs most influential figures ever. And now heâsâŠ gone?
Jony Ive vanishes from Apple’s Executive Profiles webpage, prompting departure rumors [Update: He's back]
The USA Today has also published an interview with Apple’s design chief Jony Ive and software chiefÂ 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, CraigÂ Federighi and Jony Ive. Apple said that these changes would “encourage even more collaboration between the Companyâs world-class hardware, software and services teams.”
Harmut Esslinger is one of the people who shaped our lives in so many ways, but many of usâI certainly didn’tâprobably don’t know his name. While today Jony Ive is “showcased” as part of Apple, in the past, the brilliant minds behind the designs that made Apple “Apple” weren’t so well known. Design site designboom received a copy of Harmut Esslinger’s new bookÂ Design ForwardÂ and shared some pictures of early Apple products that, you can see, influenced a lot of what would come later.
It’s an unusually media heavy day for the normally very private Tim Cook. Tonight his interview with Brian Williams airs on NBC and Bloomberg Businessweek has published a long, and fascinating, interview with Tim Cook led by Businessweek’s Josh Tyrangiel. While portions of both interviews have been discussed alreadyâTim Cook Says Apple To Start Manufacturing Macs In USA SoonÂ andÂ Tim Cook: Television is an “Area of Intense Interest”âthe discussions in the Businessweek interview are too compelling not to comment more on.
Today Nokia HERE hit the app storeÂ and from the comments (and my own quick look at the app), I’d say it’s okay. Not awesome, but passable. That’s not important though, not by a long-shot. It shows something that is even more importantâApple is okay with competition with Maps. And maybe, just maybe, this will reach into other core iOS apps too.