Jony Ive Was Involved in the New M1 iMac Design, Despite Leaving Apple in 2019

Despite leaving the company in 2019, Apple's former chief design officer, Jony Ive, helped design the new 24-inch iMac, according to an excerpt from Wired's review of the new desktop computer.

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Jony Ive famously left Apple in 2019 to form his own independent design company, which would have Apple as one of its clients. During his tenure at Apple, Ive oversaw the development and design of revolutionary products, including the iPhone, iPad, iPod, MacBook, and the ‌iMac‌.

Apple confirmed to Wired that Ive did indeed work on the new ‌iMac‌ but stopped short of confirming or denying whether his own firm, LoveFrom, aided Apple in designing the computer after he left the company.

But Apple has another reason to reference this old campaign. Jony Ive was involved in the design of this new iMac, despite having left Apple back in 2019. Hardware design is a long process, so perhaps it’s not surprising that Ive’s fingerprints are all over this new desktop. But, interestingly, Apple would not confirm or deny if he worked on the 2021 iMac after he left the company – just that he had worked on it.

The 24-inch ‌iMac‌ is the first redesign to the ‌iMac‌ in years, featuring a significantly thinner design, the M1 Apple silicon chip, and comes in seven vibrant colors. Learn more about the 24-inch ‌iMac‌ using our guide.

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Top Rated Comments

e1me5 Avatar
41 months ago
I feel so bad for the people here that were so happy that Ive didn't touch this new iMac.
Score: 124 Votes (Like | Disagree)
NintendoRev Avatar
41 months ago
The Ethernet port in the AC adapter screamed Jony Ive
Score: 88 Votes (Like | Disagree)
dsilverman Avatar
41 months ago
I seem to recall Apple saying when Ive left that he’d still consult with the company on products.
Score: 74 Votes (Like | Disagree)
LeeW Avatar
41 months ago
Yup, the thinness, headphone jack sticking out the end as a result. Got Ives all over it, said it before.

The colours are not him though.
Score: 50 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Serban55 Avatar
41 months ago
Beautiful man designing a beautiful AIO computer for beautiful customers
Score: 45 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Seanm87 Avatar
41 months ago

I feel so bad for the people here that were so happy that Ive didn't touch this new iMac.
Lol exactly will they suddenly hate on it now?
Score: 36 Votes (Like | Disagree)