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Apple design chief Jony Ive makes Time's 100 Most Influential list

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Apple's Sir Jonathan Ive is the recipient of yet another accolade, having been named to Time Magazine's annual list of the 100 most influential people in the world.

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Ive is listed in Time's Artist category, along with writer George Saunders, musicians Miguel and Frank Ocean, and stars of the big and small screen Jennifer Lawrence and Bryan Cranston. The accompanying vignette on Ive was written by popular musician and activist Bono.

Bono's short piece praises Ive's own sense of simplicity and dedication to not only money, but a "pursuit of greatness over profit."

"What the competitors don't seem to understand," Bono writes, "is you cannot get people this smart to work this hard just for money. Jony is Obi-Wan. His team are Jedi..."

Ive has for some time been a prominent face for the Cupertino company, but Apple's design chief has become even more so in the time since Apple cofounder Steve Jobs' passing. Previously tasked with designing the hardware of devices from the iMac to the iPad and iPhone, Ive now heads software and interface design for Apple as well. His team is expected to bring the look of iOS more in line with the minimalist hardware aesthetic that typifies Apple products.

As Ive's profile has grown, so too has his renown. Already knighted by the British Crown, Ive ? along with Apple's entire design team ? received an award in September naming them the best design studio of the past 50 years by Design and Art Direction.

Earlier this year, Ive accepted another reward from Children's BBC show Blue Peter. A lifelong fan of the show, Ive was visibly affected when handed the gold Blue Peter badge, which put him in the company of British high achievers like David Beckham, Tom Daley, and JK Rowling.
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He is really influential. To gauge his influence, just think of "He, going to Google." :)

P.S.: Provided hardware engineers and all has to listen him and collaborate so much. :)

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You cannot get people this smart to work this hard just for money

 

That's not a bad description. And it's certainly true.

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Cheers, Sir Ive! Well deserved.

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I'm sure that Ive deserves to be on that list, but some of the other people on that list are a joke, and I would not exactly call them influential.

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"Jony is Obi-Wan. His team are Jedi..."

Love it. And its true.

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That's not a bad description. And it's certainly true.

 

 

Well, I think he would not mind to join his four colleagues .... ("Apple's Bob Mansfield, Bruce Sewell, Jeff Williams and Peter Oppenheimer were all among the top corporate earners in 2012....").

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Well, I think he would not mind to join his four colleagues .... ("Apple's Bob Mansfield, Bruce Sewell, Jeff Williams and Peter Oppenheimer were all among the top corporate earners in 2012....").
How do we know he didn't earn what they did? SEC doesn't require companies to report salary for every executive.
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I'm sure that Ive deserves to be on that list, but some of the other people on that list are a joke, and I would not exactly call them influential.
What? Justin Timberlake and Beyonce aren't influential? 1biggrin.gif
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Here's a few more interesting things from that list.

 

David Einhorn is also on it. In case anybody has been living underneath a rock, that's the hedgefund guy who sued Apple and who tried to press Apple to release more money to the shareholders.

 

And the CEO of Samsung is also on the list, and his essay was written by ex-Apple CEO Scully? WTF?!

 

Akio Morita did it at Sony with the Walkman and Sony Trinitron. Steve Jobs did it with the iPhone and iPad. With the Samsung Galaxy, Oh-Hyun Kwon joins those business giants.

 

What a joke. Some of these ex-Apple people are totally clueless.

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"And the CEO of Samsung is also on the list, and his essay was written by ex-Apple CEO Scully? WTF?!"

Is that true? Hilarious. What a douchebag Scully is.
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Here's a few more interesting things from that list.

 

David Einhorn is also on it. In case anybody has been living underneath a rock, that's the hedgefund guy who sued Apple and who tried to press Apple to release more money to the shareholders.

 

And the CEO of Samsung is also on the list, and his essay was written by ex-Apple CEO Scully? WTF?!

 

Akio Morita did it at Sony with the Walkman and Sony Trinitron. Steve Jobs did it with the iPhone and iPad. With the Samsung Galaxy, Oh-Hyun Kwon joins those business giants.

 

What a joke. Some of these ex-Apple people are totally clueless.

Not sure it's any more clueless than when he was at Apple :)

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Is that true? Hilarious. What a douchebag Scully is.

 

It's true.

 

http://time100.time.com/2013/04/18/time-100/slide/oh-hyun-kwon/

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"And the CEO of Samsung is also on the list, and his essay was written by ex-Apple CEO Scully? WTF?!"

Is that true? Hilarious. What a douchebag Scully is.
He told Bloomberg that Samsung should hire Ron Johnson.
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Confused, Sammy photocopied the issue.
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He told Bloomberg that Samsung should hire Ron Johnson.

Now that's what I'd call unforgiveable.
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Did Scully actually compare Samsung's current phones in influence to that of the walkman, the iPhone, and the iPad? Products that changed and defined entire industries? Because what.. samsung has taken a free OS they did not develop, wrap it around shitty plastic, then disfigure that OS with their own shitty add-ons? While any aspect that makes the product desirable is based on shameless theft? I have no words. 

 

I guess fucking obtuse people like Scully don't get any smarter or more insightful with time. What does he have against Apple? He's pissed at the company for making the comeback it did after driving them into the ground? What a vengeful ****. 

 

My favorite part: "their brand advertising is bold, tasteful"

Yeah, defining consumers that buy your competitors products as absolute losers, in ad after ad, is the most tasteful thing I've ever seen. 

 

 

Oh, and did Einhorn actually get the cover? An attention-whore hedge fund manager who's biggest claim to fame is  trolling Apple out of greed gets the cover, over countless other people doing and creating incredible things in the world, actually changing and improving things? What a disgusting message to send. 

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Thank you for all your contributions!!
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ONNOVATION

Jony Ive is the best communicator on earth today . He uses a mechanism that doesn't even look like communication . Inestimable .
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Love it. And its true.

 

Jony-Wany Kenoby


Edited by SpamSandwich - 4/18/13 at 12:37pm

Proud AAPL stock owner.

 

GOA

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Proud AAPL stock owner.

 

GOA

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Did Tim Cook make it?

 

If not, how did the CEO of the biggest (by market cap) not make it?  Gulp!

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If not, how did the CEO of the biggest (by market cap) not make it?  Gulp!

 

Why does he have to be on the 'most influential' list? 

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Did Tim Cook make it?

 

If not, how did the CEO of the biggest (by market cap) not make it?  Gulp!

Apple is no longer the biggest, especially after today and yesterday.

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Ives has become the Elton John of tech, knighthood and all.

 

(And you all can decide if that's a compliment or a slam....  ...I'm personally withholding judgment until I see the fruits of his new dual role over say, the next two iterations and releases of Apple products.)
 

An iPhone, a Leatherman and thou...  ...life is complete.

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An iPhone, a Leatherman and thou...  ...life is complete.

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Did Tim Cook make it?

If not, how did the CEO of the biggest (by market cap) not make it?  Gulp!
I wasn't aware there was specific criteria for the list.

Guess I was a bit surprised no one from Google was on the list considering the hype around Glass and all...
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I'm sure that Ive deserves to be on that list, but some of the other people on that list are a joke, and I would not exactly call them influential.

 

No, the others carry influence, if you have a brain tho, their influence doesn't work.
consider Beiber fans...

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Oh-Hyun Kwon joins those business giants.

 

Ah, that would be the guy they brought in so that Samsung would no longer be associated with that corrupt criminal that was their previous CEO...

Android: pitting every phone company in the world against one, getting a higher number, and considering it a major achievement.
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Android: pitting every phone company in the world against one, getting a higher number, and considering it a major achievement.
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Sir Jony... the British are so cool.

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Tallest Skil, Apple][ and Rogifan,

 

Your attitudes are why Apple seems to be in a tailspin right now.  Had Tim Cook been able to simply maintain the momentum that was present when Steve Jobs was alive, he'd be a shoo-in for the list.

 

It's bad enough that the hardware upgrades have slowed to a trickle, but the developments in OS X and iOS, iWork and iLife and improving iCloud all seem to have stalled.  We were led to believe that Jobs had left a road map for the next five years.  (Perhaps that was a Scott Forstall map that has led the company into the Pacific Ocean!)  If Cookie has simply driven the car down that road, he'd be also getting the accolades Ive deservingly got.

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Had Tim Cook been able to simply maintain the momentum…

 

Except he has.


It's bad enough that the hardware upgrades have slowed to a trickle…

 

I may have to start deleting posts that just outright lie like this. There's no excuse for it, and they junk up the forum.


…but the developments in OS X and iOS, iWork and iLife and improving iCloud all seem to have stalled.

 

Sure is easy to say things when you refuse to pay attention to anything.


We were led to believe that Jobs had left a road map for the next five years.

 

By whom? Your own imagination?

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Tallest Skil, Apple][ and Rogifan,

Your attitudes are why Apple seems to be in a tailspin right now.  Had Tim Cook been able to simply maintain the momentum that was present when Steve Jobs was alive, he'd be a shoo-in for the list.

It's bad enough that the hardware upgrades have slowed to a trickle, but the developments in OS X and iOS, iWork and iLife and improving iCloud all seem to have stalled.  We were led to believe that Jobs had left a road map for the next five years.  (Perhaps that was a Scott Forstall map that has led the company into the Pacific Ocean!)  If Cookie has simply driven the car down that road, he'd be also getting the accolades Ive deservingly got.

^^^ translates to "no new markets have been created in the 1.5 years Cook has been CEO. I remember Jobs creating markets every other month and twice during each Feb during a leap year. "
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Yep, keep it up.

 

I've held AAPL since the Gil Amelio days, so I am way ahead, but I am getting some deja vu from how the company is behaving these days.  I've heard nothing about OS X 10.9 nor iOS 7 even though OSs are announced many months ahead of their release.  If you don't recognize that the pace of innovation of Apple has slowed down, you're either stupid or in denial.

 

To me, it is just irritating at the moment, but if I don't hear anything in the next month or so, that could turn to anger.  I don't want to end up taking the Michael Dell trajectory.

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Originally Posted by macFanDave View Post
If you don't recognize that the pace of innovation of Apple has slowed down, you're either stupid or in denial.

 

Or a liar, like you are.


To me, it is just irritating…

 

Educate yourself and it won't be!

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Except he has.

 

I may have to start deleting posts that just outright lie like this. There's no excuse for it, and they junk up the forum.

 

Sure is easy to say things when you refuse to pay attention to anything.

 

By whom? Your own imagination?

 

Do you have any evidence to support your position?  Am I just supposed to concede to you because of your high-falutin' title?  Maybe you can write me an angry letter using iWork '09!

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Yep, keep it up.

I've held AAPL since the Gil Amelio days, so I am way ahead, but I am getting some deja vu from how the company is behaving these days.  I've heard nothing about OS X 10.9 nor iOS 7 even though OSs are announced many months ahead of their release.  If you don't recognize that the pace of innovation of Apple has slowed down, you're either stupid or in denial.

To me, it is just irritating at the moment, but if I don't hear anything in the next month or so, that could turn to anger.  I don't want to end up taking the Michael Dell trajectory.

Just because you haven't heard anything about them doesn't make them non existent. I have not heard anything about your brain but I believe you have one.
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Or a liar, like you are.

 

 

Name-calling?  You are a disgrace!  One simply can't discuss anything here, can they?

 

Nobody has really refuted my points with any evidence, just a string of insults and nonsense.  This place is pathetic.

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Do you have any evidence to support your position?

 

The sheer number of hardware and software updates since the death of Steve Jobs prove you wrong. Someone posted a list in another thread, but you didn't care enough about them to look at MacTracker or Wikipedia or anywhere before formulating your opinion, so I don't imagine you care enough to go find that, either.


Originally Posted by macFanDave View Post
Name-calling?  You are a disgrace!  One simply can't discuss anything here, can they?

 

How is that name-calling? "Poopyhead" is name-calling. You lied, therefore you are a liar. It's a descriptor of your state of being.

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Name-calling?  You are a disgrace!  One simply can't discuss anything here, can they?

Nobody has really refuted my points with any evidence, just a string of insults and nonsense.  This place is pathetic.

Were you asleep for the last six months? No one should have to bother to refute you.

The company released more new stuff in the Fall of last year than in any time in their history.

The reason you are being called a liar is because there is no way you could not know about their output of new products last year. I will grant that you could have a problem with perception or memory. If not, then you are telling lies.
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The sheer number of hardware and software updates since the death of Steve Jobs prove you wrong. Someone posted a list in another thread, but you didn't care enough about them to look at MacTracker or Wikipedia or anywhere before formulating your opinion, so I don't imagine you care enough to go find that, either.

How is that name-calling? "Poopyhead" is name-calling. You lied, therefore you are a liar. It's a descriptor of your state of being.

That was Slurpy, sometime in the last two weeks, I'd say. I wish our post histories started with our posts, rather than with whom we quote, so macFanDave could look it up easier.
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We were led to believe that Jobs had left a road map for the next five years.  

 

By whom? Your own imagination?

 

He's right that many believe it.

 

There were primary two sources that were widely quoted suggesting that Jobs left behind a road map.

 

One was a UK paper.   The other was the Jobs biography.  Then half the world came out with articles claiming it.

 

Even Apple Insider repeated people saying so.  For example:

 

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Munster said he believes Cook will carry out a long-term roadmap that he and Jobs likely jointly established. He thinks that Apple's course for the next five years is probably already plotted internally.

 

Spirit & vision of Steve Jobs will live on at Apple - AppleInsider

 

 

OTOH, Jobs also reportedly told Cook not to do what Cook thought Jobs would do, but chart his own course.

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