Jony Ive Apple 2.0 Friends

Jony Ive and Steve Jobs at Apple, 24 Oct 2005
Jony Ive and Steve Jobs at Apple, 24 Oct 2005

Name
Jony Ive
Relationship to Steve
Friend, Colleague, Apple SVP
Short Bio

London-born Jonathan Ive is the closest to a soulmate that Steve Jobs ever encountered in his professional life. The soft-spoken designer started his career in the UK before moving to California to join Apple in 1992. When Steve Jobs met him in 1997, he quickly grasped how talented he was and promoted him to head of Industrial Design, the small team of designers that conceive Apple's hardware. Obsessed with hardware design as he was, Jobs made sure that the team's decisions could overrule that of any of the company's other divisions. Jobs liked to visit Ive's studio and spoke with him on a daily basis.

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