Not sure I was prepared for this one.
Apple has announced that long-time Chief Design Officer Jony Ive is leaving to launch his own company with Apple becoming a customer.
He has been an integral part of Apple’s success since from the late Steve Jobs period and it feels like the end of era to see him leave his position which will remain unfilled. A bit like how football/soccer teams retire certain numbers in honor of great players not longer active.
Let’s hope the design prowess enjoyed so long by Apple will continue despite his departure.