Back in June, Jony Ive announced that he would be leaving Apple. The Chief Design Officer of the company will be leaving to start his own design consulting firm, and his first customer is, indeed, Apple.
It would seem that Ive's transition is complete, as he was removed from the company's Executive Leadership page this week, as spotted by MacGeneration. Moving forward, VP of Industrial Design Evans Hankey and VP of Human Interface Design Alan Dye will report to Apple's COO, Jeff Williams.
Jony Ive's consulting firm is called LoveFrom, and he'll be doing it with Marc Newson. It's unclear what LoveFrom will be doing for Apple, since the Cupertino firm is still likely to do the bulk of its design in-house. At this time though, there's no immediate replacement as Chief Design Officer.
Ive was with Apple for over 26 years, and he has a resume that's seemingly endless. It spans from over 5,000 patents to being a Knight Commander of the Order of the British Empire. And of course, he's responsible for the design of many of Apple's products over the last couple of decades.