Apple`s Jonathan Ive awarded knighthood

The British monarch has awarded a knighthood to Jonathan Paul Ive, a British citizen and head of Apple`s design team since the mid-90s.

LOS ANGELES: Fans of the clean, inviting look of the iPhone, iPad and other blockbuster Apple products are legion, and that includes Queen Elizabeth II.

The British monarch has awarded a knighthood to Jonathan Paul Ive, a British citizen and head of Apple`s design team since the mid-90 s. Ive received a KBE - short for Knight Commander of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire - for services to design and enterprise.

"To be recognised with this honour is absolutely thrilling and I am both humbled and sincerely grateful," Ive said in a statement. Ive is credited with helping the late Steve Jobs bring the consumer-electronics company back from the brink of financial ruin in the late 1990s with his whimsical design for the iMac computer, which originally came in bright colors at a time bland shades dominated the PC world.

He later helped transform Apple into a consumer-electronics powerhouse and the envy of Silicon Valley with his designs for the iPod, the iPhone and, most recently, the iPad. He was awarded a Commander of the British Empire honor in 2006 for achievements in British design and innovation.

AP

By continuing to use the site, you agree to the use of cookies. You can find out more by clicking this link

Close