Jony Ive’s (semi) departure from Apple opens some interesting possibilities

Jony Ive’s (semi) departure from Apple opens some interesting possibilities

Jony Ive, Apple’s chief design officer, will depart the company as an employee later this year to form an independent design company that will count Apple among its clients. It will be a blow — in after-hours trading, Apple saw around $9 billion wiped from its market cap —  but it also opens up some new, interesting possibilities.

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Apple updates executive profile page with an accent on design positions

Apple updates executive profile page with an accent on design positions

Apple silently updated the executive profile web page, with some new photos and bios showing up for some of the execs as well as some previously announced title changes and promotions.

Probably the most obvious changes were made to reflect Apple's commitment to design. Jony Ive's title is now Chief Design Officer, with Alan Dye making an appearance on the page as the company Vice President of User Interface Design and Richard Haworth debuting as the Vice President of Industrial Design.

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