Jonathan Ive, known around the Apple campus as “Jony,” will now be referred to as Sir Jony, after being knighted by the Princess Royal at Buckingham palace.
Ive, who is the senior vice president of industrial design at Apple, is widely acknowledged for being the main mind behind the design of the iMac, the iPod, and the iPhone.
“It has been wonderful. It was really thrilling and particularly humbling,” said Ive about being made a Knight Commander of the Order of the British Empire. He attended the ceremony with his wife and eight-year-old twin sons.
Though Ive lives in California, he was born in Chingford, northeast London. When he spoke to Princess Anne, who did the honors, they talked about her iPad.
When asked about how his products have impacted the modern world, Ive said, “We don’t really spend much time thinking about our impact. We are fully consumed with trying to make the every best products that we can.”
Ive also gave away some hints on upcoming Apple products, stating that what Apple is currently working on “feels like the most important and the best work we’ve done.”
Could he be speaking about the upcoming sixth generation iPhone? Or possibly the much rumored Apple-branded television set? A new iMac? New MacBook Airs and Pros? Only time will tell.
[via The Guardian]