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Old Feb 17, 2014, 05:41 AM   #26
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Remember that Ive wanted to move back to England a couple of years back, and Jobs had to convince him to stay.

Since that point he's proven himself on just about everything Apple has done, save some lack of execution on iOS 7. Maybe he's just really ready to move on, and try either design on other subject matter, or try challenges outside of design.

Or maybe he once again wants to get the heck out of California. In particular, our taxation system dissuades high performers to stick around, and maybe he doesn't buy into the values of this place, either. (Speaking as a disgruntled Californian.)
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Old Feb 17, 2014, 05:42 AM   #27
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This could be very substatial. If Apple lose Ive they are in real trouble, theman has been instrumental to their success since 97.

We all hope this is an error.
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Old Feb 17, 2014, 05:42 AM   #28
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he is still on UK site
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Old Feb 17, 2014, 05:42 AM   #29
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Could be... maybe with California's new marriage laws Tim is about to get hitched and retire on his millions?
California has NO new marriage laws. The last one to be passed by the people was Prop 8. I'm not being political, I'm just stating facts.
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Old Feb 17, 2014, 05:43 AM   #30
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If he's gone, this would be the one time "Steve would never have allowed this!" to be acceptable.
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Old Feb 17, 2014, 05:43 AM   #31
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Now I have a bad feeling in the pit of my stomach. Maybe Apple can move their design centre to the UK?
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Old Feb 17, 2014, 05:44 AM   #32
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This could be big. Or nothing. Where are the analysts to tell us what's going to happen??
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Old Feb 17, 2014, 05:44 AM   #33
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he is still on UK site
True story - not got round to removing him yet, or error on the US site?

https://www.apple.com/uk/pr/bios/

Worrying..
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Old Feb 17, 2014, 05:45 AM   #34
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I can't see this being anything, would be very difficult to imagine Cook letting Ive go, especially with him being so core to the new direction of Apple software design
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Old Feb 17, 2014, 05:45 AM   #35
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Hopefully he's stepped down from Senior Vice President of Design and has gone back to his Industrial Design role.
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Old Feb 17, 2014, 05:45 AM   #36
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Remember that Ive wanted to move back to England a couple of years back, and Jobs had to convince him to stay.

Since that point he's proven himself on just about everything Apple has done, save some lack of execution on iOS 7. Maybe he's just really ready to move on, and try either design on other subject matter, or try challenges outside of design.

Or maybe he once again wants to get the heck out of California. In particular, our taxation system dissuades high performers to stick around, and maybe he doesn't buy into the values of this place, either. (Speaking as a disgruntled Californian.)
If you think your taxes in California are bad, you should check out the taxes in Ive's home country, the UK.
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Old Feb 17, 2014, 05:45 AM   #37
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Any truth in the rumour that Ive was spotted in the car park of a Tesco supermarket in Seoul?
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Old Feb 17, 2014, 05:45 AM   #38
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the politics and corruption are reigning free at apple now, just like in the 90s.
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Old Feb 17, 2014, 05:46 AM   #39
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If Ive is leaving, god help Cook and his company. They'll be sunk within a year!
If Ive leaves it would be really, really bad for Apple indeed. But no, they won't be sunk within a year, that is just a ridiculous statement on so many levels.
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Old Feb 17, 2014, 05:47 AM   #40
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Yep...

... as someone has already said, Ive is still on there.

This is the kind of thing that raises anxiety when it concerns someone as pivotal as Ive. Lets hope for an error.

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Old Feb 17, 2014, 05:47 AM   #41
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Worrying

On the one hand it would seem to be strange to announce an Ive departure by first changing the website. On the other hand if he is leaving, announcing it on a long weekend with the stock market closed would be the way to do it...
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Old Feb 17, 2014, 05:48 AM   #42
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If you think your taxes in California are bad, you should check out the taxes in Ive's home country, the UK.
Yeah, he definitely won't be coming back to the UK because of taxation in the U.S!
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Old Feb 17, 2014, 05:48 AM   #43
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he is still on UK site
Also it's 3am in Cupertino. Why would they make this change now, when they can't put out a press release to go along with it for a good five hours?
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Old Feb 17, 2014, 05:48 AM   #44
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Some of the comments on here are incredible. People feeling sick to their stomach? Stop being so dramatic. Its a technology company that make great products not your girlfriend cheating on you.

Apple will survive if he is gone, personally I can't imagine him leaving though he's too important.
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Old Feb 17, 2014, 05:49 AM   #45
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Good thing the stock market is closed today, so nobody freaking panics out
I bet that public relations phones at Apple are burning out.
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Old Feb 17, 2014, 05:49 AM   #46
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Markets are closed today. If you're going to drop this bombshell in February, today is the day you do it. Oh man.
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Old Feb 17, 2014, 05:50 AM   #47
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Well, at least the markets are closed today, preventing any potential over reaction to a web page change, which could be in error. Though not sure why that change would be made to begin with.
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Old Feb 17, 2014, 05:50 AM   #48
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Maybe...

Maybe they're updating the whole page to add Angela Ahrendts and Jony's profile needs to be moved along temporarily?

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Old Feb 17, 2014, 05:51 AM   #49
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Company dynamics are a weird and wonderful thing. He could have had a disagreement, it could be they are just refreshing his picture...we don't know. I hope he isn't being shoved out IOS or not, the guy is an asset to Apple, and I want him to stay.
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