Jony Ive to return to leadership post with Apple’s design team

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Date: Monday, December 11th, 2017, 03:14
Category: Hardware, iMac, iPad, iPhone, iPod, News

The master is returning to head up Apple’s design team.

Per Bloomberg, Apple’s chief design officer, Jony Ive, has reportedly resumed management of the company’s design team, in a move that should influence the direction of future products.

The news came from Bloomberg’s Mark Gurman after Apple removed both Alan Dye and Richard Howarth from its Leadship profiles page. The pair had taken over daily affairs when Ive assumed the Chief Design Officer position in 2015.

While it’s presumed that both Dye and Howard are still with Apple, it’s unknown what their new roles will be once Ive resumes his previous duties.

Ive is credited with major design influences on products such as the iMac, iPod, iPhone and iPad. In recent years though he has turned his attention to revamping Apple stores and finishing Apple Park.

Since those projects are largely complete, Ive is likely once again free to exercise a direct hand in hardware and software design.

“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,” Amy Bessette, an Apple spokesperson, said on Friday.

Stay tuned for additional details as they become available.

Via Bloomberg, Twitter and AppleInsider

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