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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Jony Ive is leaving Apple to form an independent design company (with his ol’ company as a client)

Jony Ive is leaving Apple to form an independent design company (with his ol’ company as a client)

Apple has announced that Sir 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. While he pursues personal projects, Ive and his new company will reportedly continue to work closely and on a range of projects with Apple.

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Apple Watch Series 4 has new display, ECG app, and fall detection

Apple Watch Series 4 has new display, ECG app, and fall detection

At today’s “Gather Round” event, Apple introduced the Apple Watch Series 4. While retaining the original design, the fourth-generation smartwatch has been refined, combining new hardware and software enhancements into a singular, unified form, according to Apple Chief Operating Officer Jeff Williams.

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Apple’s Advanced Manufacturing Fund isn’t limited to $1 billion

Apple’s Advanced Manufacturing Fund isn’t limited to $1 billion

In discussing Apple’s $390 million investment in Finisar, a manufacturer of optical communications components, Apple Chief Operating Officer Jeff Williams told CNBC that the $1 billion allotted for the Advanced Manufacturing Fund is "absolutely not" a final threshold.

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Apple's Jeff Williams lauds TSMC's relationship at 30th anniversary celebration

Apple's Jeff Williams lauds TSMC's relationship at 30th anniversary celebration

Taiwanese chip manufacturer TSMC (Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co.) is now 30 years old, becoming a giant in the industry recently due to its close relationship with Apple. Apple COO Jeff Williams spoke at the company's 30th anniversary celebration, lauding the company for that relationship and also talking about how artificial intelligence will have major implications for the future.

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Apple CEO to meet with Hon Hai CEO to discuss iPhone X manufacturing issues

Apple CEO to meet with Hon Hai CEO to discuss iPhone X manufacturing issues

Nikkei Asian Review sources say Apple Chief Operating Office Jeff Williams will meet with Hon Hai CEO Terry Gou in Taiwan later this month. Hon Hai, also known as Foxconn, is the only assembler of the iPhone X and its Sharp subsidiary shares 3D sensor module creation duty with LG Innotek. 

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Isabel Ge Mahe named Apple’s managing director of Greater China

Isabel Ge Mahe named Apple’s managing director of Greater China

Apple has announced that Isabel Ge Mahe, vice president of Wireless Technologies, has been named vice president and managing director of Greater China, reporting to CEO Tim Cook and COO Jeff Williams. In this newly created role, Isabel will provide leadership and coordination across Apple’s China-based team.

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Apple health tech exec bids the company adieu

Apple health tech exec bids the company adieu

Matsuoka was hired to lead teams involved with the company’s HealthKit tracking software, the CareKit tool for managing patient medical care, the ResearchKit framework for conducting medical studies via Apple devices, and related machine learning algorithms. Matsuoka reported to Jeff Williams, Apple’s chief operating officer.

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