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Apple VP Jonathan Ive's portfolio

updated 02:10 pm EDT, Fri September 15, 2006

Jonathan Ive's portfolio

Apple vice president of design Jonathan Ive plays a critical role at the Cupertino-based company, forging new product designs with his close crew of about a dozen designers. Ive's list of achievements begins with a vertical fax machine that he never sold, followed by Apple's Newton MessagePad 110 in 1994, which was dubbed far ahead of its time. Ives helped Apple to recover from its long slump with the creation of the original iMac in 1998, according to BusinessWeek, and designed the elegant Apple Cinema Display which made its debut in 1999. The tiny G4 Cube followed shortly afterward, preceding the company's debut of its industry-leading iPod digital music player in 2001. Ives and his team went on to design the Titanium PowerBook in 2002, the "lamp" or "half-an-egg" iMac, the Mac mini, the new panel-style iMac, and even the iPod nano. Ive's is also responsible for designing the Apple remote, the 13.3-inch widescreen MacBook, and the iPod Hi-Fi speaker system.

by MacNN Staff





  1. ggirton

    Joined: Dec 1969


    mac book pro

    I have owned more than one of those devices and find in some cases that I do not like the unnecessarily sharp edges (cube and original ipod). I hope that with the new MacBook Pro that Mr. Ive -- and I certainly respect and admire his design process -- gives me something that is distinctive, warm, friendly, and has a great big whoppin' huge hard drive and a better keyboard than any mac laptop so far. Keyboard keyboard keyboard. Design design design. Design the keyboard! Lose the sharp edge on the front of the laptop!

  1. MacGeekGuy

    Joined: Dec 1969



    Personally, I'd've left the iPod Hi-Fi off.

  1. macusersneedtogetalife

    Joined: Dec 1969


    Hello? What's his name?

    MacNN, is it Ive, Ives, Ive's?

    When you report the news, it pays to get people's names correct.

  1. broohaha22

    Joined: Dec 1969



    Businessweek says: "The Newton software became known for being far ahead of its time—and for disastrously mediocre voice-recognition software."

    Think it was handwriting recognition software.

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