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Apple’s Industrial Design Chief Hankey to Leave Three Years After Ive

  • Evans Hankey has served as vice president of industrial design
  • Major departure opens hole at top of Apple’s design team
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Apple Design Chief Evans Hankey to Leave
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Apple Inc.’s head of hardware design, Evans Hankey, is leaving the iPhone maker three years after taking the job, creating a significant hole at the top of a company famous for its slick-looking products, according to people with knowledge of the matter. 

Hankey was named to the post in 2019 to replace Jony Ive, the company’s iconic design chief for two decades. Before taking her current role as vice president of industrial design, Hankey spent several years at Apple reporting to Ive. Since then, she has reported to Chief Operating Officer Jeff Williams.