Jony Ive and David Einhorn Named to TIME's List of 100 Most Influential People

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  1. MacRumors macrumors bot


    Apr 12, 2001

    TIME magazine today released its annual list of the 100 most influential people in the world, and two of the selections have ties to Apple: longtime design head Jonathan Ive and hedge funder David Einhorn who has pressed Apple to return more of its cash to shareholders.

    Each selection is accompanied by an essay by another prominent personality or close associate outlining why the person qualifies for inclusion in the list. The essay on Ive is written by U2 frontman Bono, who has long had ties to Apple.
    Samsung CEO Oh-Hyun Kwon is also featured, with his essay written by one-time Apple CEO John Sculley. A number of other tech luminaries are listed, including Instagram co-founder Kevin Systrom, Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg, and Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer.

    TIME's 2013 list of the world's most influential people is the magazine's cover story for next week's issue and highlights representatives in five different categories: Titans, Leaders, Artists, Pioneers and Icons.

    Article Link: Jony Ive and David Einhorn Named to TIME's List of 100 Most Influential People
  2. gwelmarten macrumors 6502

    Jan 17, 2011
    Go Jony!

    Jony, we love you! Bring your awesome design to iOS now please :)
  3. lunaoso macrumors 65816


    Sep 22, 2012
    Boston, MA
    Lol at how Samsung's CEO's article is written by the worst Apple CEO in the history of the company. :D
  4. camnchar macrumors 6502


    Jan 26, 2006
    SLC, Utah
  5. M-O macrumors 6502a


    Mar 15, 2011
    clicked the source link to see the list... didn't see the list.

    who cares.
  6. ammonkapow macrumors member

    Dec 13, 2012
  7. Dwalls90 macrumors 601


    Feb 5, 2009
  8. ChrisTX macrumors 68030


    Dec 30, 2009
    Jony, you are the man! Please help me fall in love with Apple all over again. Please revamp iOS in new, and exciting ways!
  9. needfx macrumors 68040


    Aug 10, 2010
    macrumors apparently
    is Time itself a hint on the upcoming iWatch?
  10. brianc34 macrumors newbie

    Sep 14, 2012
    Any teachers, nurses, librarians on this list? Bet they are way more influential than some iphone designer. What has he influenced? Maybe he influences samsung to make copycat phones, but that's not real creation. I think influential people influence people to CREATE for the common good.
  11. iLilana macrumors 6502a


    May 5, 2003
    Alberta, Canada
    I would bet

    That if Ive was named as apple figurehead the stocks wouldn't have tanked. Stock-market has no real effect on a company with almost 1/4 of a trillion dollars sitting in bank accounts that would not effect the company bottom line at all if it disappeared. At this point apple could pull a Michael Dell and buy back all of its stock and function on sales and profits alone and not change a single thing business wise. Stocks tanked because someone wanted to make some money artificially manipulating the prices. Media picks up on it and does all the legwork. free money for people who game the market.
  12. Night-Mist macrumors newbie


    Apr 18, 2013
    Helping to create a product that others want to copy (or "derive inspiration from") is not creating?

    That would be nice, but that's not how the world works. Influential does not mean "morally proper"... a lot of influential people aren't the best, it just means they're recognized to have affected a broad amount of others.

    In North Korea, Kim Jong Un is influential (and in fact, he influences actions & reactions throughout the world...), though I certainly wouldn't say he creates common good.
  13. 4TheLoveOfTech macrumors 6502

    Feb 27, 2013
    Listed under Artists

    Good to see Time has such good taste.

    Listed in order of importance from the list. That's just too funny.
    Jennifer Lawrence and Christina Aguilera are ahead of him.

    It's a wonder the stock is tanking.

    Jennifer Lawrence
    Christina Aguilera
    Steven Spielberg
    Jonathan Ive
  14. Foxer macrumors 65816


    Feb 22, 2003
    Washington, DC
    Ever heard of Gil Amelio?
  15. No Pain No Gain macrumors newbie

    Mar 21, 2013
  16. camnchar macrumors 6502


    Jan 26, 2006
    SLC, Utah
    Finkel AND Einhorn?

  17. lunaoso macrumors 65816


    Sep 22, 2012
    Boston, MA
    I stand corrected. Got it by the second worst then. :)
  18. Squilly macrumors 68020


    Nov 17, 2012
    Not surprised to see Ive in there. Deserves it.
  19. iChrist macrumors 65816


    Sep 7, 2011
    3 countries for tax benefit

    Instagram founder? Really? Why not add the Farmville creator too.

  20. Rogifan macrumors Core


    Nov 14, 2011
    Didn't he hire back Steve Jobs?
  21. TWSS37 macrumors 65816

    Feb 4, 2011
    Wait... Finkel is Einhorn?
  22. dysamoria macrumors 6502a


    Dec 8, 2011
    You said it better than I could. I'm too disgusted with how everything is about money and popularity.

    Influential? How about sociologically useful?


    Hah hah... Exactly.
  23. brianc34, Apr 18, 2013
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    brianc34 macrumors newbie

    Sep 14, 2012
    Why doesn't the world work this way? Because money is the norm? Let's change it. Let's make doing good for people the norm.
  24. chadley_chad macrumors 6502


    Apr 19, 2004
    Nottingham, UK
    Sorry, but even being a fellow Brit, I just don't get it!

    It's all very well making Ive out to be some sort of revolutionary genius, but let's be honest here, he's designed a handful of pretty products that, IMO, have since evolved negatively (I wince every time I see a gorgeous iPhone 3 and then remiss at what they did with the 4 and 5!) There hasn't been a new design within the apple stable for a number of years and opportunities to create something beautiful (like chinless iMacs, prettier iPod nano's or phones to match the design prowess of the old white iMac and iPhone 3). What exactly does Ive do all day.

    Most importantly, ts all very well drawing a great looking product, but the real qudos should go to the engineers who actually build the things he draws ... Because as recent mocked images over the web have shown, designing something gorgeous is one thing, making it is another!

    Sorry, but creepy video Ive just doesn't do it for me!
  25. GregAndonian macrumors 6502

    Jul 31, 2010
    When I saw this I became curious, so I looked him up on Wikipedia- and while I was reading about him I came across this:

    "During Amelio's tenure Apple's stock continued to slump and hit a 12-year low in Q2 1997 that was at least partially caused by a single sale of 1.5 million shares of Apple stock on June 26 by an anonymous party who was later confirmed to be Steve Jobs."



    I agree- I don't like the sharp corners on the 4 and 5. The 3 was much more comfortable to hold. Of course, the 5 isn't as bad since it's thinner, and with a case on it it isn't as bad, but still...

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