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Jony Ive disappears from Apple's leadership page, signaling his official departure from the company

Key Points
  • Jony Ive, who served as Apple's chief design officer, disappears from the company's leadership page this week.
  • Apple announced in June that Ive would leave Apple to start his own design business, called LoveForm.
  • He has been one of Apple's most influential figures, responsible for the look and feel of all major Apple products.
Apple CEO Tim Cook (L) and Apple chief design officer Jony Ive (R) look at the new Mac Pro during the 2019 Apple Worldwide Developer Conference (WWDC) at the San Jose Convention Center on June 03, 2019 in San Jose, California.
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Apple has removed Jony Ive from its website this week, cementing the departure of one of the company's most influential figures.

The company's leadership page no longer includes a listing for Ive, who most recently served as Apple's chief design officer. Apple announced Ive's departure in June, noting that he would be exiting the company later this year to start his own design business called LoveFrom. With his removal from the website, it appears Ive is officially no longer an employee at Apple.

The news was first reported by The Verge.

A screenshot of Apple's leadership page, before Ive's profile was removed.
Wayback Machine

Ive first joined Apple in 1992 and began leading the design team in 1996. He ws considered one of the most important people at Apple, responsible for the industrial design and the look and feel of all major Apple products, such as the iPhone and the Mac.

Apple didn't name a successor for Ive. Jeff Williams, Apple's chief operating officer, now works more closely with the design team, which includes Evans Hankey, vice president of Industrial Design, and Alan Dye, vice president of Human Interface Design.

— CNBC's Kif Leswing contributed to this report.

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