Welcome To The Jony Ive Era At Apple

Apple’s Monday afternoon management shake-up was a historic one, the largest the company has seen since the ouster of former CEO Gil Amelio in 1997.

And while details of the ousters of Scott Forstall and John Browett — the guy who oversaw Apple’s iOS operating system and the new hire who ran its retail stores, respectively — are certainly intriguing, they’re a sideshow to the bigger story here: The clear ascendancy of design chief Jony Ive.

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