Do you think we will see a change now that Jony Ive is gone from Apple?

Do you think we will see a change now that Jony Ive is gone from Apple?
The big news this weekend was Jony Ive leaving Apple. The Chief Design Officer who gave us so many iconic products in the past. He’s not entirely gone, or at least that’s what we are told. Sir Ive will go on to run his own design company LoveFrom, which will still have Apple as a client.

So, we may still get to enjoy his work, either fully or to some extent.

Now, this is where the Internet went crazy with speculation. Some are saying that Sir Ive has been “phoning it in” for the past few years and pinning all of the… “questionable” design decisions on some Apple products we’ve seen lately to him not caring that much anymore.

If that’s the case, then how much passion can we expect from his design team now that they will be working for Apple as an outside entity and not as the core of the company? Do you fear that Apple products will deteriorate in design quality or do you maintain faith that the remaining employees, together with LoveFrom as an outside company, will be able to keep up with the standards they have set for Apple design?

Do you think Apple designs will get worse now?

Nah, they will be good!
34.17%
They are already going downhill... have you seen that triple camera module?
55.15%
I haven't been disappointed so far, but now I fear for the future
10.69%

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16 Comments

1. notfair

Posts: 774; Member since: Jan 30, 2017

Him leaving is a good thing for Apple, btw the iOS looks horrible after he revamped it on iOS7.

2. Back_from_beyond

Posts: 1482; Member since: Sep 04, 2015

One rumor for next year's iPhone has it coming with a pillshaped cutout in the top center instead of that big ass notch, presumably for a ToF and selfie camera set-up. The square camera module was likely to remain but not in the same spot and with an additional camera. Full screen Touch ID but no more 3D Touch.

3. libra89

Posts: 2333; Member since: Apr 15, 2016

Ha, I don't have any hope.

4. Fred3

Posts: 603; Member since: Jan 16, 2018

It might be a good thing actually

6. KingSam

Posts: 1513; Member since: Mar 13, 2016

In Rene Ritchie's video he said one of Ive's last project was the apple watch in 2015. He's been working on that campus design and has stepped away from product design for a while now. Change can go both ways so let's see.

8. monkeyb

Posts: 414; Member since: Jan 17, 2018

I say good riddance. I have been using Apple products since 15 years and the last 5 years have been the most disappointing of them all. From the ugly iPhone 6 antenna design to having the same iPhone design for 4 years straight, the design team was performing horrible. Also, iPhone 6 Plus bending was a horrible mistake but was a first. These designers have no excuse for the iPad Pro bending problem now. Ive has contributed a lot without doubt but its high time someone new with a fresh approach take care of things. Now I only wish Tim Cook would go back to logistics and finance, and leave the CEO position to someone who is a visionary rather than a penny pincher.

9. baldilocks

Posts: 1547; Member since: Dec 14, 2008

Yeaaaaaah, ok. You need to eat a big bowl of positivity there, fella.

14. monkeyb

Posts: 414; Member since: Jan 17, 2018

I am being positive. I'm positively happy that a person who has not been interested in designing or working (as per many articles) at Apple is leaving. I'm excited about the future. :)

10. TheOracle1

Posts: 2340; Member since: May 04, 2015

I chose B. The notch is hideous and now they're about to disfigure the back with that camera contraption.

18. monkeyb

Posts: 414; Member since: Jan 17, 2018

I understand your point but if the new camera will improve the low light photography of the phone. I would not mind it. As someone else in the comments mentioned, what Apple is lacking clearly is in the hardware part.

11. cncrim

Posts: 1590; Member since: Aug 15, 2011

Apple is well established company, one man leave no big deal. Apple definitely will change however the company going no where for next 2 or 3 decade. One thing for sure with Tim cook stiffness innovation and more accessories. Everything will getting more expensive to keep shareholder and Apple directors happy.

12. HildyJ

Posts: 344; Member since: Aug 11, 2012

Apple fans need to get used to the idea that Apple (the corporation) doesn't really care about Apple hardware. They need to keep up but, except in high end video editing, they are not trying to excel. They are just trying to keep their installed base. Their future lies in services which hardware users subscribe to. Design is, and has been for several years, an afterthought.

13. cmdacos

Posts: 4369; Member since: Nov 01, 2016

They should start caring about hardware because their services suck harder than any notch, square camera tumor or toilet paper speaker.

15. darkkjedii

Posts: 31746; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Could be a good thing, could be a bad thing. The new design team needs to be very innovative, and make their own mark, not try to copy Ive. This is gonna be interesting moving forward. Things got a little better, when Scott Forstall left and took his skeuomorphism with him, maybe it’ll happen again.

25. mootu

Posts: 1541; Member since: Mar 16, 2017

Ive stated in an interview in 2014 that if Apple ever stopped innovating he would leave and set up on his own. Apparently since 2015 he has hardly been seen at Apple HQ and has been working from home. Now he has left and done exactly what he said he would, also 5 long standing members of his design team have left in the last 12 months. Read into this what you will but it's pretty clear that he thinks Apple have stopped innovating.

33. NateAdam8

Posts: 439; Member since: Feb 17, 2012

Apple will never get a break cause there'll always be people that Hate Apple no matter what they do and I'm not even a Apple Fanboy.

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