Apple’s chief design officer Jonathan Ive is going to leave Apple forever by the end of this year. The man behind Apple’s success is finally bringing an end to his adventure with the American tech giant.
Jonathan Ive is leaving Apple
After nearly 30 years, Jony Ive is leaving the American most successful technology company. For your info, Jony is the figure behind some of Apple’s most innovative and influential products. This includes Apple’s best selling product: the iPhone. Also, Ive has been leading Apple’s design team since 1996.
Jonhy also revealed that he was leaving because he wanted to start his own independent design firm that will consider Apple as one of its clients. Yes, Ive is officially leaving to start his own company. However, both Apple and Ive claimed that he participates in some of Apple future product design projects.
“Apple will continue to benefit from Jony’s talents by working directly with him on exclusive projects, and through the ongoing work of the brilliant and passionate design team he has built,” Apple CEO Tim Cook said in a press release.
Also, Jonathan Ive is no doubt one of the world’s best industrial designers. Some of the product he created includes Apple’s Macs, iPods, iPhones, iPads, Apple Watches, etc… Jony also contributed to the design of Apple’s “spaceship” Apple Park campus as well as Apple retail stores.
Ive said: “After nearly 30 years and countless projects, I am really proud of the lasting work we have done to create a design team, process and culture at Apple that is without peer,”. Besides, Jony also revealed that he believes Apple’s design team will thrive under the management of Evans, Alan, and Jeff, which were some of his closest collaborators.
Jonathan Ive to start his own design company
Jonathan Ive also had a strong relationship with Steve Jobs after he returned at Apple 1997. On top of that, the Ive and Steve went on “earlier” to create Apple first products the 1998 iMac. Since then, that was the beginning for Apple to steps in and become one of the world’s most successful and loved tech company.
Moreover, Jonhy and Steve Jobs are the main leaders that made it possible for Apple iPhone to see the day. With their good partnership, the first original iPhone launched in 2007.