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Apple design chief Jony Ive temporarily disappears from executive leadership directory [u]

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A Monday morning update to Apple's executive leadership page saw Senior Vice President of Design Jony Ive's profile dropped from the list of Apple's most senior leaders, though it has since been reinstated.

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Update: Ive's profile has reappeared on Apple's website, with no changes to his biography. An Apple spokesperson told the BBC's Dave Lee that the company was "in the process of updating the Exec Profiles."

Ive's name and photo no longer appear alongside those of Apple CEO Tim Cook and other SVP-level executives like hardware chief Dan Riccio and marketing czar Phil Schiller. The last executive whose profile was removed without a pre-announcement was Bob Mansfield, who stepped down from the company's senior leadership team but remained with Apple to work on "special projects."

Unlike those who have left Apple in the past, a direct link to Ive's executive profile is still active. Profiles of executives that have left the company completely, like former iOS chief Scott Forstall, draw a 404 "can't be found" error.

The change comes less than one year after Ive was promoted to his current role. His portfolio was expanded to cover software as well as hardware design after Forstall's departure, and Ive's title was shortened from senior vice president of industrial design to senior vice president of design last June.
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It is back now. http://www.apple.com/pr/bios/
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Check again, he's there. http://www.apple.com/pr/bios/
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AI, you do realize a mistake like this could have stock market ramifications. Please update this article right away before those crazy analysts go wild.

--Just adding an update to the title does nothing. Please change the title so search engines don't pick up the mistake. Or just delete the article.
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I see he's back and nothing on the site appears to have changed. Wonder why it was taken down in the first place?

EDIT: and couldn't they have replaced his photo with one more current, where he's smiling perhaps. The guy does know how to smile.

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Edited by Rogifan - 2/17/14 at 4:49am
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He must have stopped innovating. Apple is doomed!
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I see he's back and nothing on the site appears to have changed. Wonder why it was taken down in the first place?

 

Ever heard of a mistake, just maybe? WAG on my part but seems reasonable. Possibly when business hours start there will be a short press release?

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Ever heard of a mistake, just maybe? WAG on my part but seems reasonable. Possibly when business hours start there will be a short press release?
According to the BBC Apple said it was in the process of updating executive profiles. Doesn't look like anything was changed though. Perhaps they're still working on it and threw Ive back up there (same photo/bio) so rumors wouldn't spread further.
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The glory and the misery of copy and paste...

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Hell of a way to start the day, walk in and your name's been taken off your door
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I have been updating my own website all weekend. You make a change, upload it, look at it, and say, "Wow, I really screwed up that picture or that link", and you try again.

I'm guessing the same thing happened here.
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The chief designer has not made major changes to the design of the iPhone since iPhone 4, what do you expect? The lack of creativity has allowed the competition to increase the lead.
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The chief designer has not made major changes to the design of the iPhone since iPhone 4, what do you expect? The lack of creativity has allowed the competition to increase the lead.
And what design changes has the competition made besides making the screen bigger? How difficult is that?
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If this actually happened, $AAPL might actually rise. 

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AI, you do realize a mistake like this could have stock market ramifications. Please update this article right away before those crazy analysts go wild.

--Just adding an update to the title does nothing. Please change the title so search engines don't pick up the mistake. Or just delete the article.

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This just in.... Apple updates website. Analysts predict that they are on the verge of bankruptcy. Stock drops 500 points.....
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If this actually happened, $AAPL might actually rise. 

I understand the humor there, butI doubt it, good news the stock falls and bad news the stock falls. Only Apple buying AAPL seems to work. I fully expect to be one of a few (probably mostly AI contributors) left holding AAPL other than Apple the way things are going! 1biggrin.gif
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AI, you do realize a mistake like this could have stock market ramifications. Please update this article right away before those crazy analysts go wild.

--Just adding an update to the title does nothing. Please change the title so search engines don't pick up the mistake. Or just delete the article.

 

Unfortunately that ship sailed the second the story was posted.  There is nothing you could do to appease the idiots I mean analyst s after something like that.  Although I have to admit, that is a major blunder on Apple's part, accident or not.  Right or wrong any other company on the planet could get away with a goof like this but not Apple.  Looks like a good day to buy!

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Good thing the markets are close, I hope this is get solved before tomorrow.

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Good thing the markets are close, I hope this is get solved before tomorrow.
I hope it's not a Bob Mansfield situation.
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And what design changes has the competition made besides making the screen bigger? How difficult is that?

But they're bigger!  That means something right?  Who cares about a 64-bit processor, touch ID, iBeacons, etc.  None of that matters (at least until Android gets something similar).  ;-)

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I have been updating my own website all weekend. You make a change, upload it, look at it, and say, "Wow, I really screwed up that picture or that link", and you try again.

I'm guessing the same thing happened here.

Yeah but you don't trial and error update the production website of a Fortune 500 company.  Changes should go to a staging website, approved by an editor, approved by a QA team, then pushed to production.

 

I also never understood why the entire store needs to be taken completely down for hours just to update products.  

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I see he's back and nothing on the site appears to have changed. Wonder why it was taken down in the first place?

EDIT: and couldn't they have replaced his photo with one more current, where he's smiling perhaps. The guy does know how to smile.

marc-newson-bono-and-jony-ive-on-the-red-carpet.jpg

So ... Who are those other guys? 1wink.gif

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But they're bigger!  That means something right?  Who cares about a 64-bit processor, touch ID, iBeacons, etc.  None of that matters (at least until Android gets something similar).  ;-)
What cracks me up is people knock Apple for being all about form over function or being a design and advertising company not a technology company. Yet these same people complain when Apple updates their products without making aesthetic changes. Can't have it both ways,
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This is about as stupid as it gets for AppleInsider management. A complete, total, ludicrous non-story blown up into some devastating Apple news story. Are there really people who camp out on Apple’s website looking for stuff like this? Do these people really have no life? 

 

I have to say this is, without a doubt, the dumbest article ever to be posted on an Apple centric website. Ignoramuses.

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AI, delete this story.

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Congratulations. This is one of the stupidest postings I've read on here in a long time.
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This is about as stupid as it gets for AppleInsider management. A complete, total, ludicrous non-story blown up into some devastating Apple news story. Are there really people who camp out on Apple’s website looking for stuff like this? Do these people really have no life? 

I have to say this is, without a doubt, the dumbest article ever to be posted on an Apple centric website. Ignoramuses.
Hey it's up to 8 pages on MacRumors. 1biggrin.gif Anyway, seeing an executive like Ive missing from Apple's leadership page would be newsworthy. But wouldn't it make sense to reach out to Apple before posting anything?
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So, this is what passes for Apple news.  Wow.  It's all over the internet so I guess a lot of people think it's important.

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So ... Who are those other guys? 1wink.gif

I think the middle one is 'Bono'? from U2. Dunno who the one on the left is.
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I think the middle one is 'Bono'? from U2. Dunno who the one on the left is.

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Shit. Freaked out so bad!

 

Until they release iWatch to detect and warn me on any possible heart attacks, please be gentle with these sort of news! :smokey:

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FYI: One doesn't dynamically change their live web site. You having staging servers, even at home. Someone screwed up the update and most likely won't like work today.

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I see he's back and nothing on the site appears to have changed. Wonder why it was taken down in the first place?

EDIT: and couldn't they have replaced his photo with one more current, where he's smiling perhaps. The guy does know how to smile.

marc-newson-bono-and-jony-ive-on-the-red-carpet.jpg

 

That has to be a fake smile. No one smiles in the company of Bono except fellow sociopaths.

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Ever heard of a mistake, just maybe? WAG on my part but seems reasonable. Possibly when business hours start there will be a short press release?
According to the BBC Apple said it was in the process of updating executive profiles. Doesn't look like anything was changed though. Perhaps they're still working on it and threw Ive back up there (same photo/bio) so rumors wouldn't spread further.

They should be adding the new retail leader about now.
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couldn't they have replaced his photo with one more current, where he's smiling perhaps. The guy does know how to smile.

He's English.

We don't smile into a camera unless we are drunk.

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I also never understood why the entire store needs to be taken completely down for hours just to update products.  

It builds the excitement.
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He's English.
We don't smile into a camera unless we are drunk.
Ok, then take a picture of him when he's drunk. 1biggrin.gif
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Pleeeze Jony SMILE for god's sake.....is working at Apple that depressing/boring?
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If this actually happened, $AAPL might actually rise. 
I'd be fine with that.
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