He has designed some of the most succesful Apple products includuding the iMac, iPod, MacBook Air, iPhone and iPad now Jonathan Ive has been given a gong in the Queen’s New Year Honours list.
Ive, who will now be known as Sir Jonathan began working for Apple in 1992 and inspired the look and feel of several iconic products.
Some say that that Ives was the most important cog in the late Steve Jobs’ well-oiled Apple machine.
Late last night Ive’s issued the following statement. “I am keenly aware that I benefit from a wonderful tradition in the UK of designing and making,” said the 44-year-old.
“To be recognised with this honour is absolutely thrilling and I am both humbled and sincerely grateful. I discovered at an early age that all I’ve ever wanted to do is design.
“I feel enormously fortunate that I continue to be able to design and make products with a truly remarkable group of people here at Apple.”