Steve Jobs Calls Jony Ive On New iPhone 4 At WWDC 2010
Steve Jobs Jony Ive Phone Exchange: Who is Jony Ive?
While demonstrating the new iPhone 4 and new operating system (iOS4) Steve Jobs called Apple's chief designer, Jony Ive via the video feature on the iPhone 4 during the WWDC 2010 in San Francisco.
The HTC EVO which runs on the Android platform actually debuted the video calling feature prior to Monday's Apple conference but as usual the accolades were saved for Apple, which brings us to Jony Ive.
Many of those accolades that Steve Jobs' receives should in fact be directed towards Jony Ive and his design team at Apple. Jony Ive is the Senior Vice President of Industrial Design at Apple.
An Englishmen, he leads the design team at Apple which has produced award winning and popular products including the iMac, the MacBook, the iPod, the iPhone, and the iPad.
Jonathan Ive was born in Chingford, London. He was raised by his teacher father and attended Chingford Foundation School; he went on to attend Walton High School in Staffordshire then studied Industrial Design at Northumbria University (Newcastle Polytechnic at the time).
After a short time at the London design agency Tangerine, Jonathan Ive moved to the United States in 1992 to pursue his career at Apple Inc. He gained his current job title upon the return of Steve Jobs in 1997, and since then has headed the Industrial Design team responsible for most of the company's significant hardware products.