Jony Ive is Now Playing the Steve Jobs Role

Monday November 5, 2012 11:04 AM PST by Jordan Golson
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Jony Ive is now the spiritual successor for Steve Jobs at Apple, according to technology journalist Micah Singleton. Tim Cook is playing the role he always played. Cook is a details guy and handles the supply chain like no one else. But, Jobs was always the product guy, and his fingerprints were on everything Apple did.

Singleton:
When Steve Jobs was CEO of Apple, its senior leadership was a two-headed monster. Steve put his touch on every product Apple released, while then COO Tim Cook made sure operations ran smoothly, and products were properly distributed. Using this model, Apple had unprecedented creative and financial success. With the recent moves made by now CEO Tim Cook, this model has returned, albeit slightly altered, with Cook leading, and Sir Jony Ive playing the role of Jobs, taking over creative control of the world’s largest company.

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27 months ago
if only we can get Jony to do the keynotes.
Rating: 91 Votes
27 months ago
Rating: 70 Votes
27 months ago
Ive looks pissed!


Rating: 47 Votes
27 months ago
Simply put.... great move!
Rating: 33 Votes
27 months ago
Makes a lot more sense. Jony has the vision that Cook lacks.
Rating: 29 Votes
27 months ago
Ohh hell yes!!!!
Rating: 27 Votes
27 months ago
Way to go, Tim. Elevating Ive and dumping Forstall should make for some insanely great products coming up.
Rating: 27 Votes
27 months ago
:rolleyes:

Sorry to be 'that guy' but...

Ives


Ives


Ives


Jony Ives


Jony Ives


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Are you all serious right now?!

Ive. The man is called Ive. The name is even in the title of the story this time!

Ive.

There is no 's' unless you're talking more than one of him. And perhaps one day they shall clone him, or employ someone with the same surname in a prominent public position. Until that day though, it's Ive, not 'Ives'.
Rating: 18 Votes
27 months ago
Go hard, Jony.
Rating: 16 Votes
27 months ago
Man

Doesn't Apple have a campus gym? Some execs need to get in and shed some pounds.
Rating: 15 Votes

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