Jony Ive has disappeared from Apple's leadership page 5 months after announcing he was leaving

Getty Images/Michael KovacJony Ive, Apple’s former chief design officer.
  • Jony Ive has disappeared from the leadership page on Apple’s website, which lists current executives at the company.
  • This suggests the renowned designer of the iPhone, the iPod, and the iPad has finally left Apple after 27 years.
  • Ive’s departure was originally announced in June through an Apple press release. That press release said his departure would occur “later this year.”
  • Ive is now thought to be setting up his own design firm, LoveFrom, which will launch in 2020 according to a Financial Times interview with Ive from June. He has also been spotted at various creative events in London in recent months.
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The legendary hardware designer Jony Ive no longer features on the leadership page of Apple’s website.

The leadership page lists the key executives at the tech giant, and though familiar names such as CEO Tim Cook remain present,Ive’s name is not present anymore.

Here’s how the page looked before:

Apple leadership page beforeBusiness Insider

And how it looked after:

Apple exec leadership page afterBusiness Insider

The London-born Ive played a major role in the design of several iconic Apple products, including the iPhone, the iPod, and the iPad. He has worked for Apple since 1992.

The disappearance of his name from Apple’s site is not unexpected, as Ive’s departure from Apple was first announced in June via a company press release. That press release said his departure would occur “later this year.”

Ive is now thought to be setting up his own design firm, LoveFrom, which will launch in 2020 according to a Financial Times interview with Ive from June. Though little is known about the company, the Financial Times said that Apple would retain LoveFrom for design services relating to a variety of unspecified projects but that LoveFrom would also take on other clients.

The new company’s name is inspired by a conversation Ive had with the Apple cofounder Steve Jobs.

According to Ive, Jobs once said that “one of the fundamental motivations was that when you make something with love and with care, even though you probably will never meet … the people that you’re making it for, and you’ll never shake their hand, by making something with care, you are expressing your gratitude to humanity, to the species.”

Ive, who was knighted in 2012, has also been spotted at various creative events in London in recent weeks. He was at the UK’s National Portrait Gallery in October for the unveiling of a portrait photo of himself by the renowned German photographer Andreas Gursky, and he attended the MatchesFasion x Fabien Baron x Phaidon Book Launch that same month.

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