One of the most serious Apple Employee, Jony Ive, Chief Design Officer, has planned to leave the company after more than 20 years. Jony Ive has immensely contributed towards Apple’s re-birth. Jony is now planning to form his independent Design Company.
On 27th June 2019, Apple made a public announcement informing the public regarding the act. Jony later during the year shall quit as an Apple Employee. He plans on working on various other personal projects after he quits working at Apple. However, Jony’s Design Company will do work with Apple as a premium customer on their future product development.
Jony Ive departs Apple
To be launched in 2020, Jony Ive’s design company will be called LoveFrom. The company plans to take on-board other companies as well for product designing. Ive has designed a lot of products for Apple. Which did give Apple an edge over the other players in the market.
As of now, Apple is going to continue with the same design team. Apple’s Design team leaders Evans Hankey, vice president of Industrial Design and Alan Dye, vice president of Human Interface Design will report to Jeff Williams, Apple’s Chief Operating Officer. Both Alan and Evans have played key roles in Apple’s design team for many years. “Jeff has led the development of Apple Watch since the beginning and will spend more of his time working with the design team in their studio.”, says Apple.
In 2015, Ive had backed out from day-to-day working in the studio with the Design Team. He started concentrating on the designing of Apple Park. Which did turn out to be a successful project. Later, in 2017, Ive did re-join the design team on day-to-day working.
The departing of Jony Ive, as the Chief Design Officer of Apple, gives rise to a lot of questions. Questions about the future of the company. Because, right now, Ive works full-time as an Apple employee and leads the entire design team. Now, as the leadership changes, there are going to be a lot of other changes coming along as well.
We shall be eagerly waiting for the updates and the up-coming iPhone 11 is in questions as well. We need to wait until September to get answers to our questions.
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