How Will Apple Look Like After John Ive's Resignation? More Details On His Future Plans And Contributions As Chief Design Office

Yes, we are talking about the man who became the pillar of Apple with his exceptional design thinking process and introduced us to a range of products that will remain forever favorite of generations to come.

Together with Steve Jobs, John Ive started his journey by collaborating on the classic 1998 iMac. While that turned out to be Apple’s grand comeback, it was also the start of John’s journey that contributed a great deal in shaping up how Apple’s product actually looked like throughout the years.

John Ive will resign from the designation of Chief Design Officer at Apple later this year. As the headline already made millions of Apple fans sad across the globe, the stakes of the company are not at risk though. In fact we can expect to see some more brilliance from Jonathan Ive in the upcoming years.

John is leaving to form his own design company alongside, Marc Newson - called LoveFrom, and the icing on the cake is the fact that Apple will work as a primary client of John’s firm on a number of products that are expected to be released this year.
“Apple will continue to benefit from Jony’s talents by working directly with him on exclusive projects”, announced Apple in a newsroom post. Adding further, “and through the ongoing work of the brilliant and passionate design team he has built.”
In his years of service, John Ive being the most well-known industrial designer showed off his magic in Macs, the iPod, iPhone, iPad, Apple Watch, and more. He was also one of the main minds behind creating the company’s “spaceship” Apple Park campus and developing the appearance of Apple retail stores as well. The remarkable iOS7 which in 2013 took over the world as one of the most advanced operating software, was also John’s own creation that later even expanded to Apple’s desktop software, now known as macOS.


Upon announcing his resignation, John said that he is extremely proud and satisfied to have served Apple for 30 years on countless projects but the legacy will now be carried forward by Evans Hankey, Apple’s current vice president of industrial design, and Alan Dye, VP of Human Interface Design, alongside Jeff Williams - who will be directly affiliated with the design team in their studio that John Ive built.

According to him, Apple is stronger, more vibrant and talented than any other point in history now and he looks forward to closely work with the team for times to come.

John had always preferred to represent Apple in videos that showcased Apple’s products on every annual event. Apart from that, he always chose to remain low key. But the real question will now be raised on Apple’s credibility as a company.

Will John’s departure impact the product quality or is Apple more focused on becoming a user-centered company for its further achievements? Only time can tell that. Till then, let’s wait for an iPhone with “LoveFrom John Ive” on it, may be?


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