updated 09:27 am EST, Mon February 17, 2014
Reason for brief gap unexplained
The profile for Apple's senior VP of design, Jonathan Ive, briefly disappeared from the company's executive bios webpage earlier on Monday, reports note. The page has since returned without changes, making it unclear why it was pulled in the first place. Even while it was gone from the official list, a direct link to the profile continued to work.
In the past, a profile disappearing has been an indicator that an executive is leaving Apple. The last profile to disappear suddenly was that of hardware leader Bob Mansfield, who was briefly set to retire, but ended up coming back to work on "special projects" without formally returning to Apple's executive team. Mansfield's old role has been assumed by Dan Riccio.