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Apple’s Jony Ive Named Chief Designer, Gives Up Day-to-Day Role

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Jony Ive to Give Up Day-to-Day Duties in Apple Promotion

Jony Ive, Apple Inc.’s top designer, will give up day-to-day managerial duties in what the company said is a promotion to the newly created position of chief design officer.

Ive, who’s been behind shaping the look and feel of Apple’s most important products, will still lead design efforts while focusing entirely on “current design projects, new ideas and future initiatives,” the Cupertino, California-based tech company said Monday in an e-mailed statement.