Jony Ive Becomes Apple’s First Ever ‘Chief Design Officer’.

At this point there can be no overstating Jony Ive’s significance to Apple both in the software and hardware that it ships. Having actually previously been identified as a Senior VP of Design, Ive is now Apple’s first ever Chief Design Officer. More details on the news and the memo which Tim Cook sent out to his group regarding this can be discovered here.

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While the overall function is likely to be fairly similar, Ive himself states that it ought to free him approximately do more design instead of needing to handle individuals. To that end Alan Dye will be answerable for user interfaces and Richard Howarth for commercial design come July 1st.

Jony Ive has actually long been the centerpiece for Apple’s design process, with software having just just recently ended up being part of his task description following the redesign of iOS 7.

Ive is rumoured to have desired out of Apple on a few events over the last few years, but as this new title perhaps shows the man is still very much behind everything that is going on inside the Cupertino helm. In truth, he even has his fingers in the building of Apple’s new, larger school which probably left the job’s own architects overjoyed!


For all intents and purposes it is most likely that Apple itself will remain to work in much the same way that it has given that Jony Ive’s increase first started method back then. The title of Apple’s very first ever Chief Design Officer is one that Ive should rightly be happy of and has us questioning just who, if anybody, will be able to fill Ive’s boots when the time comes.

The complete memo by Tim Cook sent out to the team at Apple – – as revealed by 9to5Mac – – is as following:

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With the Apple Look out the door and the new MacBook also having been recently released we believe Ive is hard at work on brand-new iPhones and iPads for the 2nd half of this year. Or at least that’s what we are wishing for, even if a brand-new Mac Pro is similarly wanted amongst those who are aiming to buy one.

Bear in mind folks, advantages concern those who wait.

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