Is Apple designer Jony Ive moving on?
It appears that Apple’s Senior Vice President of Design, Sir Jonathan Ive, has been removed from Apple’s Leadership webpage in the last few hours.
There has yet been no official announcement regarding Ive’s removal but his profile still remains at its original page.
As far as I know, Ive still oversees Apple’s Industrial Design Group and is the leader of the company’s Human Interface division, a position he took in October 2012 after then-Senior Vice President of iOS Software Scott Forstall was forced out of the company.
Ive was the force behind the new flat-look iOS 7, which was released last September and not only featured a completely new design but various other tweaks.
Apple does have previous with things like this as Apple Senior Vice President Bob Mansfield was removed from Apple’s website last year. Then it was revealed that Mansfield would be stepping down from Apple’s executive team to work on special products and report directly to CEO Tim Cook.
It’s hard to imagine Apple’s success without Ive since gaining his position in 1997. Let’s face it, he designed Apple’s most successful products including the iMac, MacBook Pro, MacBook Air, iPod, iPhone, and iPad.
Now, all we can do is wait for some word from Apple.
He seems to be back. When I checked the UK version of the page Sir Jony was there but his mugshot was missing on the .com.
Now his face is back in its rightful place. Could this have just been an Apple website hiccup?