New report sheds more light on Jony Ive’s departure

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Legendary designer Jony Ive is no longer a part of Apple — well, sort of; he’ll still be freelancing the same gig — but many questions about the nature of his departure still remain. 

A new report by The Wall Street Journal has a number of details and anecdotes that give us a better idea of what drove Ive away. 

It doesn’t offer a single answer; instead, a multitude of issues piled up over the years. For one, CEO Tim Cook and other Apple leaders just weren’t interested in product design as much as Ive would’ve liked them to be. He was absent from the company a lot in the past couple of years. And finally, Apple has struggled to launch a clearly winning product for a while, increasing the pressure on the company’s head of design.  Read more…

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