Jonathan Ive gets a knighthood

Posted by | December 31, 2011 | Mac OS | No Comments

The UK’s New Year’s Honours list is out, and there’s a familiar (well-muscled) figure on it. Apple’s design lead Jonathan Ive has received the honorary title of Knight Commander of the British Empire (KBE).

Ive was honored as a Commander of the British Empire in 2005, but now he can legitimately call himself “Sir Jony.” Ive is a 19-year Apple veteran and has long been considered one of the company’s key leadership assets, with Steve Jobs referring to him as a “spiritual partner.” His design sensibility and expertise has shaped Apple’s aesthetic; visitors to Hamburg’s design museum can still see examples of every Ive-designed product on exhibit through the middle of next month.

Congratulations to Sir Jonathan!

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