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Old May 23, 2012, 08:29 AM   #1
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Apple Design Chief Jonathan Ive Knighted in Buckingham Palace, Says 'Best Work' is Underway Now




BBC reports that Apple's design chief Jonathan Ive was knighted today in Buckingham Palace, with Princess Anne performing the honors. Ive's knighthood was announced in December, but the official ceremony was not held until today.




Ive's knighthood was accompanied by a rare extensive profile and interview with The Telegraph in which he shares details on his background and philosophy.
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"All I've ever wanted to do is design and make; it's what I love doing. It's great if you can find what you love to do. Finding it is one thing but then to be able to practise that and be preoccupied with that is another," he says. "I'm very aware of an incredible tradition in the UK of designing and making, and so to be recognised in this way is really wonderful."
The humble Ive, who notably almost always uses "we" rather than "I" in discussion of Apple's design process, emphasizing the team aspect of the industrial design division's work, also discusses the care that Apple takes in designing every single aspect of each product.
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"We're keenly aware that when we develop and make something and bring it to market that it really does speak to a set of values. And what preoccupies us is that sense of care, and what our products will not speak to is a schedule, what our products will not speak to is trying to respond to some corporate or competitive agenda. We're very genuinely designing the best products that we can for people."
Asked which of his designs is most important to him and for which he would like to be remembered most, Ive notes that his team's current projects are "the most important and the best work we've done" but that he of course can't disclose details on that work.

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Old May 23, 2012, 08:30 AM   #2
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Is it just me or does he look like the chubby boy from Willy Wonka in that picture? An older version...
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Old May 23, 2012, 08:31 AM   #4
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Congrats to Jony.

Make that Sir Jony.
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Is it just me or does he look like the chubby boy from Willy Wonka in that picture? An older version...
At first I thought you were crazy, but the comparison is uncanny!

Anyways, Congrats to Johnny. Well Deserved.
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I find this to be the most interesting quote of the article.

From The Telegraph
"Ive has achieved an awful lot and still has a long career ahead of him. Even so, a knighthood is a good time to take stock. If he was to be remembered for just one of his Apple designs, I ask, which one would he pick?

There is the long pause. Its a really tough one. A lot does seem to come back to the fact that what were working on now feels like the most important and the best work weve done, and so it would be what were working on right now, which of course I cant tell you about.
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Old May 23, 2012, 08:35 AM   #8
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I find this to be the most interesting quote of the article.

From The Telegraph
"Ive has achieved an awful lot and still has a long career ahead of him. Even so, a knighthood is a good time to take stock. If he was to be remembered for just one of his Apple designs, I ask, which one would he pick?

There is the long pause. Its a really tough one. A lot does seem to come back to the fact that what were working on now feels like the most important and the best work weve done, and so it would be what were working on right now, which of course I cant tell you about.
Yes that has me very excited too! I can't wait to see what they have in store for us.
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Is it just me or does he look like the chubby boy from Willy Wonka in that picture? An older version...
It's just you.
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I thought the Queen knighted people?
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Is it just me or does he look like the chubby boy from Willy Wonka in that picture? An older version...
Willy Wonka is looking a little rough now
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Fantastic, truly well deserved! Why was it Anne rather than the Queen?!
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I thought the Queen knighted people?
She does, but she's currently camped outside the Covent Garden Apple Store waiting for the new MBPs to be released
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I think it's a good sign that Jonny has put on a few pounds, he's obviously content in life and looks very happy.

Pure 'Apple' dropping in hype inducing answers to questions
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Yes that has me very excited too! I can't wait to see what they have in store for us.
Has to be the iTV.
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She does, but she's currently camped outside the Covent Garden Apple Store waiting for the new MBPs to be released
That made me geniune belly laugh!!!

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Total Respect Sir Jony, nothing like designs you make been enjoyed by millions of people and still has great value
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Ive notes that his team's "current projects are the most important and the best work we've done" but that he of course can't disclose details on that work.
Doesn't that get you excited?
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Fantastic, truly well deserved! Why was it Anne rather than the Queen?!
There are literally hundreds of honors distributed each year. Some are done by the Queen, but Charles and Anne have both stood in for her on numerous occasions.

Overseas honors can also be presented by the British ambassador to that country under authority from her majesty. The Fonz (Henry Winkler) got his recently that way.
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Yes that has me very excited too! I can't wait to see what they have in store for us.
Didn't Tim Cook mention that 2012 was going to be a big year? (can someone verify?)

I'm so excited
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Somewhere Apple's Public Relations and marketing VP's are smiling foolishly right now.

Love the Doesn't the Queen Knight him comment too!!

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From the article:

"Just one person looks twice at Jonathan Ive as we walk through the Apple store in London's Covent Garden and that's a member of staff. The customers are oblivious to the presence of the man responsible for the design of the computers, iPads, iPhones and iPods that they are admiring, tapping and caressing throughout the shop."

If I'd been there my eyes would have popped out to see Jonathan Ive so far from 'home'. I'd have probably embarrassed myself by rushing over to shake his hand and mumble some awkward words of appreciation.
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I find this to be the most interesting quote of the article.

From The Telegraph
"Ive has achieved an awful lot and still has a long career ahead of him. Even so, a knighthood is a good time to take stock. If he was to be remembered for just one of his Apple designs, I ask, which one would he pick?

There is the long pause. Its a really tough one. A lot does seem to come back to the fact that what were working on now feels like the most important and the best work weve done, and so it would be what were working on right now, which of course I cant tell you about.
Creative persons will ALWAYS say that what they're working on right at that moment is the best work they've ever done.

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Didn't Tim Cook mention that 2012 was going to be a big year?
Did any CEO of any company ever say that the current year was not going to be a big year for the company?

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Congrats to Jony.
This. He's doing awesome work and deserves all the credit for it - including this well earned knighthood.
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