Apple's Design Guru Jony Ive Was Just Knighted In The United Kingdom

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Jonathan “Jony” Ive, Apple’s chief design guru, was awarded knighthood in the United Kingdom in the New Year Honours list, the BBC reports.Ive can now call himself¬†Knight Commander of the British Empire.

Ive had a special relationship with former Apple CEO Steve Jobs, who passed away earlier this year. He also has a lot of privileges within Apple, making the company’s design chief guy practically untouchable, Jobs’ biography written by Walter Isaacson revealed earlier this year.

Those privileges weren’t limited to lunches and regular visits at the end of the day. Ive holds a private design studio on the ground floor of Apple’s campus shielded by tinted windows and a heavy locked door. Not even high-level Apple employees are allowed into Ive’s office.

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