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- Apple design chief Jony Ive is leaving the company, the iPhone maker announced Thursday.
- Ive has worked at Apple for 27 years, and has had a lasting impression on the company’s trademark minimalist design ethos.
- Here’s all you need to know about Jony Ive, from where he was born, to his massive car collection.
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After the late Steve Jobs, no one has had more influence on Apple than Jonathan Ive, the company’s longtime design chief.
That’s what made it all the more surprising when Apple announced Thursday that Ive was leaving the company. Ive will be launching his own independent design company, LoveFrom, and Apple will be one of its primary clients.
Ive has worked at Apple for 27 years. In that time, he received countless awards and accolades for his ingenuity and commitment to Apple’s minimalist design aesthetic.
He has also become quite famous. The knighted London native is frequently spotted at clubs and lives in San Francisco, not terribly far from Apple’s Cupertino headquarters. Ive’s success at Apple has made him a household name and catapulted him into conversations about pop culture.
Here’s what you need to know about Jony Ive, the famed Apple designer:
This is an update to a story by Sam Colt originally published in 2014.
Jonathan Paul Ive was born on Feb. 27, 1967, in Chingford, England, a suburb of London. His father was a silversmith, and his mother was a psychotherapist.
Source: Cult of Mac
While attending secondary school, Ive was diagnosed with dyslexia.
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Ive studied industrial design at Newcastle Polytechnic, now called Northumbria University.
Source: Cult of Mac
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