Apple Design Chief Jony Ive Retaking Direct Control of Design Team [Updated]

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    Apple Chief Design Officer Jony Ive is once again taking over management of the design team at Apple according to changes made to Apple's official "Apple Leadership" website.

    The site was updated this morning to remove the profiles of Richard Howarth and Alan Dye, who were managing the day-to-day operations at Apple while Ive oversaw all of Apple's design projects, and Bloomberg has confirmed that Ive is once again in direct control of the team as shared by Mark Gurman.

    Ive first stepped back from day-to-day management of Apple's design teams in 2015, when he took on the role of "Chief Design Officer." Alan Dye and Richard Howarth were elevated to vice president positions at that time, with Howarth responsible for industrial design and Dye responsible for user interface design.

    For the last several years, Ive has been overseeing the design work at Apple Park and at Apple retail stores around the world, which have undergone a transformation under the leadership of Angela Ahrendts. With Apple Park now complete and the retail store design largely established, Ive now has the time to return to his original managerial duties.

    Update: An Apple spokesperson has confirmed to Bloomberg that Jony Ive has returned to his management role following the completion of Apple Park: "With the completion of Apple Park, Apple's design leaders and teams are again reporting directly to Jony Ive, who remains focused purely on design."

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    and for Christmas: "Scott Forstall Retaking Direct Control of iOS and macOS Software Teams"
     
  3. Appleaker macrumors 68020

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    iPhones have been getting thicker, he didn’t have much choice :p
     
  4. MacGod macrumors regular

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    Love this! He is a true visionary. But they really need help in quality control, mostly around their software, lately.
     
  5. Relentless Power macrumors Penryn

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    I'm Sure others on Macrumors will find one way or another to negatively spin his Rank on Apple's future products.
     
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    He must be coming back to upgrade the Mac Mini.....lol
     
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    Was he ever?!
     
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    Great! Can somebody email him about the BOLD TITLE FONTS in iOS? It's ugly and takes up too much space.
     
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    "Technology is at its best when it's invisible." - Jony Ive

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  14. farewelwilliams, Dec 8, 2017
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    yes.
     
  15. Dorje Sylas macrumors 6502

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    What Apple really needs is a Anal Perfectionist taking control over the MacOS. Sloppy rushed work.
     
  16. Dutchmaster302 macrumors newbie

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    LOL this just goes to show even with a new campus and the supposed "Best and Brightest" Silicon Valley has to offer they still can't seem to push the envelope.

    I guess Apple still has lot's of growing pains to work through. I really hope nothing happens to Ive in the near future otherwise Apple won't have much left.

    At the end of the day Tim Cook is very much an excel spreadsheet by the numbers guy. To truly innovate you have to do things that don't make sense to anyone except the one with the vision. I'd rather see Apple try really hard make a few mistakes and at least 1 exciting product than keep playing it safe.
     
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    yea....put it back!
     
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    "The software might not work... but it's beautiful..."

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    Pretty sure he's busy ****ing up the UI for Snapchat.
     
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    Lol, this is what I initially thought to myself when I read the title.
     
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    Nice. Let‘s bring back Bertrand Serlet as Mac OS chief while we are at it :D
     
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    Crap. I was hoping for a more robust Macbook Pro for 2018. Guess we will get more jewelry.
     
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    I puked here
     
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    I just did a quick research, wasn't aware he was responsible for OS X before iOS.
     

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