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Jony Ive, iPhone Designer, Announces Apple Departure

Headlines

Outgoing chief design officer speaks to the FT about his venture, LoveFrom

New hires confirm that Apple hasn’t given up its autonomous driving ambitions.

News

The introduction of the $69.95 monitor is a prime example of how Apple is increasingly breaking into the health space by making the iPhone and Apple Watch a key hub for people’s personal health.

Apple is making its new Mac Pro computer in China, shifting abroad production of what had been its only major device assembled in the U.S., even as trade tensions escalate between the U.S. and China.

Sir Jony Ive, Apple’s chief design officer, will depart the company later this year to form an independent design company.

Reviews

Jony Ive has been leaving Apple Inc. for years. When it was finally made official on Thursday, there was nevertheless hand-wringing about the company’s future.

At WWDC 2018, Craig Federighi provided a sneak peek at what everyone was calling Marzipan: an as-yet-unnamed way for iPad app developers to bring their apps to the Mac. So, it came as no surprise when Federighi retook the stage in 2019 and revealed more details about the project and its official name: Catalyst.

Apple’s macOS Catalina is another ambitious refinement of the Mac featuring a fundamental rethinking of iTunes and an infusion of fresh ideas from iOS: from Sidecar to Continuity Sketch to Screen Time, a whole new world of Catalyst apps from iPad, and many more features under the hood. But note: Catalina is still in beta!

Rumors

Others

Sign in with Apple is a great feature for user privacy, and developers who are upset at the requirements need to consider user privacy.

Finally

I don’t worry that Apple is in trouble because Jony Ive is leaving; I worry that Apple is in trouble because he’s not being replaced.

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