Apple's design head gets Knighthood

Jonathan Ive, who can now style himself as Sir Jonathan Ive has been awarded the legendary Knighthood and is now a KBE ie. Knight Commander of the British Empire.


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Being assocaited with Apple for more than 15 years (since 1992) he has been previously awarded Commander of the British Empire (CBE). His passion for design, asthetics and desin paptens are world reknowned. Ive holds about 400 design patents.

Ive holds a Bachelor of Arts and an honorary doctorate from Newcastle Polytechnic. In 2003, he was named Designer of the Year by the Design Museum London and awarded the title Royal Designer for Industry by The Royal Society of Arts.

Mr Jobs described Mr Ive as his "spiritual partner" in the recent biography of the Apple co-founder written by Walter Isaacson. However, it also said that Mr Ive was "hurt" by Mr Jobs taking credit for innovations that came from the design team. Also Ive was considered a strong candidate as a CEO of Apple after Jobs. However, the position was taken by Tim Cooks. 
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By designing that first iMac in 1998 and its ever more sleek successors, then the iPod, iPhone and iPad, Ive has helped turn Apple Inc from an also-ran popular chiefly with designers into the second biggest company in the world, with a higher turnover than Google or Microsoft. He will receive £15 million in Apple shares alone next year.