Apple designer makes it into Who's Who

Apple designer makes it into Who's Who

Summary: Jonathan Ive has scooped another plaudit for his work designing the iMac and iPod

TOPICS: Hardware

Jonathan Ive, the UK designer credited with helping revitalise Apple's fortunes, has been awarded a place in Who's Who — Britain's biographical record of the great and the good.

Ive is Apple's senior vice president of design. Born in North London, he joined Apple in 1992, and led the industrial design team that created the look for the iMac, whose translucent colours and attractive curves have made it a design classic. He subsequently led the design of the Power Mac, the iBook and the iPod digital music player.

Who's Who has traditionally contained information about leading figures in society, both UK-based and worldwide, from aristocrats and politicians to academics and businessmen. Its publisher, A & C Black Publishers Ltd, claims that "an invitation to appear in Who's Who recognises distinction and influence", either because "their prominence is inherited, or depending on office, or the result of ability which singles them out from their fellows". Ive's inclusion is presumably thanks to the latter condition.

Reportedly keen to shun the limelight, Ive was recognised with the award of a CBE in the 2006 New Year Honours list. He was also named "Designer of the Year" by London's Design Museum in 2003 and 2004.



Topic: Hardware

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  • Technology Marketing Consulktant

    Still waiting for that zero maintenance $200 network connected and maintained closed system consumer computer for the rest of us.......... come on Apple, the PC is 4 years or more down an evolutionary dead end, an overweight hobbyist dinosaur made up of quarelling hardware devices that don't get on with their OS and requiring constant updates - and with half its brain in its tail judging by response times. It should be a doddle to kill with a real hard wired locked down integrated volume product on a single board/chipset that accesses all its peripheral services by USB or wireless and you junk every few years, just like the more expensive but actually equally inflexible PC.

    Who better to do this? Sony, Microsoft's X-Box division?

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