Report: Jony Ive gets promoted to Chief Design Officer at Apple


Thanks to a story in the U.K. newspaper The Telegraph, we now know that Jony Ive has received a promotion from SVP of Design at Apple, to Chief Design Officer. The promotion of the man responsible for the design of so many Apple products including the iPhone, iPad and Apple Watch, was revealed by British author, actor, outspoken tech critic and man-about-town Stephen Fry. The latter is best known for his long-time collaboration with the pre-House Hugh Laurie.

While not much information is known about Ive's new duties, he will continue to have the final say on all hardware and UI designs. He was named SVP of Design in 2012 after the failed launch of Apple Maps led to the dismissal of iOS head Scott Forstall, which put the design of iOS 7 chiefly on the shoulders of Ive. Part of Ive's new duties will include working on construction projects like Campus 2 and new Apple Stores.

Taking over industrial design at Apple will be Richard Howarth, who had a big role in taking the OG Apple iPhone from prototype to production back in 2007. Meanwhile, the man responsible for the UI on the Apple Watch, Alan Dye, will be named Apple's head of User Interface Design.

source: TheTelegraph via AppleInsider

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28 Comments

1. Techielover

Posts: 105; Member since: Feb 20, 2015

Now Jony has full control over nearly every design to come.

5. AnTuTu

Posts: 1601; Member since: Oct 14, 2012

More bendable devices coming from Apple lolz.

10. power_x

Posts: 264; Member since: Aug 28, 2013

Note 4 had a screen gap issue so stop sucking on Samsung dick

11. Nemsis

Posts: 15; Member since: May 21, 2015

Lmao, Apple products caused so many people to death and major accidents.

15. gaming64 unregistered

Other products can cause deaths. It's just that everytime someone gets hurt with an iDevice, the press rush to it like heck.

12. AnTuTu

Posts: 1601; Member since: Oct 14, 2012

@power_x: You have a much wider gap on your back so stop f**cking around.

28. power_x

Posts: 264; Member since: Aug 28, 2013

You still have a much bigger mouth, stop giving blowjobs to Samsung you S Hooker, you can catch AIDS

14. Nathillien unregistered

As a matter of fact - just tried to put a piece of regular paper inside that Note 4 "gap" - it didn't surprise me that there is no gap there. The only gap I see is the one between your ears.

16. vergil9

Posts: 517; Member since: Apr 06, 2015

For the nth time not all Apple haters are Samsung users. IDIOT.

17. xfire99

Posts: 1205; Member since: Mar 14, 2012

Ip5, IP5C, IP6, Ipad 2 didnt have gap issue too? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D9z10FdMg_Y #hairgate What can cause ip6 pull out peoples hair? If there isnt a gap between the screen and bezel? Hiden scissor feature? Stop licking on Apple ass.

23. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

No it doesn't. It isn't an issue, it is the design. The metal edge fits around the screen. It allows you to pop the device out out of the frame in the event it gets broken and needs to be replaced. if you don't understand the design, then don't act like a stupid fool about stuff you don't knw what youre talking about. Like a typical fanboi of another platform.

25. j2001m

Posts: 3061; Member since: Apr 28, 2014

Nope as it said in the manual you may get a gap, why Apple covered it up big time and even tried and made the media think the bending problem was not a problem at all and 100% normal and look how the s6 edge bends more, what a joke

26. ShaikhJGI

Posts: 359; Member since: Jan 10, 2014

And that is Intentional dude to avoid cracks due to vaccum pressure. Its been stated in its User manual itself by samsung. Not like Apple hiding its dick bcoz it has infection to the core. You stop licking Apple's Arsss =)

2. chocowii

Posts: 478; Member since: Jan 30, 2014

More like Chief Design Copier.

3. tahnik

Posts: 200; Member since: Jul 17, 2011

Remember the video "Apple Engineer Talks about the New 2015 Macbook"? This is exactly matching lol

4. jacko1977

Posts: 428; Member since: Feb 11, 2012

old jony been doing alot of sucking steve copyjobs now tim copycookbook

13. waddup121 unregistered

11111111

6. Rock_Hardwood

Posts: 117; Member since: May 11, 2015

that's good putting someone from Hogwarts in charge of design

7. kevin91202

Posts: 642; Member since: Jun 08, 2014

"The iPhone 6 has poor battery life because our users use it too much." -Jony Ive

27. ShaikhJGI

Posts: 359; Member since: Jan 10, 2014

+1 Lolzz. Before it was not used much due to small screens now as screens being bigger they are using it too much. =)

8. CosmicLion

Posts: 15; Member since: Sep 15, 2014

Only Apple can get away with that hideous UI which looks like face full of pimples.

9. EngleBertZombie

Posts: 36; Member since: May 22, 2015

just sayin apples good and all but jony ive is full of shyt

18. gaming64 unregistered

Too many haters. I'm just gonna leave this article. You haters are just pathetic.

21. Galaxy_Apple

Posts: 129; Member since: May 24, 2015

personally I don't get it though, these guys waste so much time on Apple they are only making Apple articles more popular and hence more incentive for PA to promote Apple , bunch of idiots. I'm a android user but I respect Apple , their designs are some of the best , the iPhone 5 IMO is still the best designed phones out there, best build quality of any phone I've used.

22. BaffledTruffle

Posts: 523; Member since: Dec 07, 2013

That's human nature, basically. We just gotta give our two cents. I actually like how iOS looks more than Android. Even though Material Design has stepped their design game up, I feel like iOS is more relatable to the younger demographic of the market.

19. justForTheRecord

Posts: 51; Member since: Jan 17, 2015

Hmmph ... maybe NOW we can get a reasonably-sized, full-featured phone (like the Sony Xperia Z3 Compact); instead of more phablets requiring murses or servants to carry them around. o.O

20. aba71983

Posts: 807; Member since: Jul 24, 2014

Congrats Jovy Ive and keep up the good work and bring more powerful iPhone and good design for the next iPhones, iPads even iHaters don't like the design.

24. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

Now he's going to act more like an arrogant snooty elitist. lol I do wish they had taken the 5S design and just made it the iPhone 6 and 6S design. The present iPhone models are cool looking, but the 5S look was the best of all of them. The ones prior were ugly and boring for the most part. Though I had the 4 and 4S, it was a terrible flawed designed for GSM based models. I guess the 6S and 6S+ will both carry the present loo for another year, much like Sony is doing. So lame. Its no nice with Android, if you don't like he design of the OEM you have, you can switch to another and keep all your stuff.

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