Apple removes Jony Ive from leadership page

Apple today has removed Jony Ive’s name from its website, signifying the end of employment for the chief designer who was with the company for nearly 30 years.

Ive is associated with crafting the most iconic Apple products, including the Apple Watch, Mac, iPhone and architectural projects like the modernization of Apple Stores and the Apple Park.

In June, the Cupertino-based company has announced the departure of Ive, who intended to form his own independent design company along with Marc Newson. Apple CEO Tim Cook said that Ive is a ‘singular’ figure in Apple and the world of design and is largely responsible for the revival of the iMac through the iPhone, and Apple Park as well.

In the wake of Ive’s departure Apple has assigned Jeff Williams as Chief of Operations. Alan Dye and Evans Hankey were appointed Human Interface and Industrial Design VPs and will report directly to Williams.