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Jony Ive

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Often known as Jony Ive, Sir Jonathan Ive joined Apple in 1992 and was made Senior Vice President of Industrial Design under Steve Jobs in 1997. Rumors suggest he almost left Apple shortly before his new appointment. Ive and Jobs were known to be very close and Ive was granted free reign to work and innovate as he saw fit. His title was recently updated from Senior Vice President to Chief Design Officer in July 2015.

In 1989, Ive earned a first class Bachelor of Arts degree from Newcastle Polytechnic (now Northumbria University). He is famous for his unique and popular (although controversial at the time) design of the iMac line, which started in 1998. This success led to his other design accomplishments with the iPod, iPhone, and iPad. Ive has shared that iconic designer Dieter Rams has been a major influence for him, and Rams has mentioned that he believes Apple to be one of the few companies that designs around his ‘ten principles of good design.’

 

Jony Ive Stories June 23, 2016

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Jony Ive was one of ten ’eminent figures’ awarded an honorary doctorate by the University of Oxford yesterday. The degree was awarded at Encaenia, the University’s annual honorary degree ceremony, where Ive became a Doctor of Science.

The announcement listed Ive’s lengthy list of previous accolades …

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Jony Ive Stories May 10, 2016

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Tim Cook & Jony Ive make top 10 most influential people in car tech even w/o an Apple Car

You might think you’d have to get a bit further down the road than researching the possibility of a car to make a top 10 list of automotive influencers, but it seems not. The Drive has listed Jony Ive as #6 and Tim Cook as #3 in its list of The 10 Most Influential People in Automotive Technology.

The Drive cites CarPlay and Watch-based car apps as part of Apple’s reach into the automotive world to justify Cook’s inclusion, while Ive is listed as an influencer of car interior design.

As for the Apple Car itself, the latest news is that the company is seeking 800,000-sq feet of space for research and development as the team reaches around 600 people.

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Jony Ive Stories May 7, 2016

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In this week’s top stories: Tim Cook hints at a “can’t live without” feature for iPhone 7, we detail Apple Music’s upcoming redesign planned for iOS 10, and the latest round of iPhone 7 reports.

And other top shared stories include Apple’s announcement of a new enterprise-focused partnership with SAP, news of a couple high-profile hires and departures from the company this week, and much more. Head below for the usual handy links to all this week’s top stories and videos:

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Jony Ive Stories May 3, 2016

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The Apple sponsored 2016 Met Gala was held last night and in attendance was Tim Cook, Jony Ive, and Laurene Powell Jobs, the widow of Steve Jobs. In addition to delivering opening remarks for the event yesterday afternoon and serving as its co-chair, Jony Ive also sat down with fashion news outlet Business of Fashion to discuss the Met Gala’s “Manus x Machina” theme, as well as some more Apple-specific topics.

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Jony Ive Stories May 2, 2016

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Jony Ive Stories March 14, 2016

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Following the extensive 60 Minutes piece last December, Charlie Rose has shared yet another interview with Apple design head Jony Ive. In the 35 minute interview, Rose and Ive discuss the qualities that “make Apple Apple” and the role of design in the company’s identity.

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