Apple said earlier this year that Jony Ive, its influential designer, would be leaving the firm before the end of 2019. His removal from Apple’s leadership page this week means he’s officially out.
Jony Ive announced his departure six months ago. Since then, Apple has unveiled a series of hardware products that may signal how the company is no longer obsessed with design.
Apple has announced that Jony Ive will be leaving the company at the end of the year. He was responsible for some of Apple’s most iconic designs, including the iPhone. But it was the iMac that was his real crowning achievement.
Sir Jony Ive will leave Apple to start his own design company, and although there is concern over the future of both, there is plenty of evidence that this is an exciting shift for Apple and Ive.