Apple’s senior vice-president of industrial design is rumored to be the next in-line for Steve Jobs’…. Job. Jonathan Ive has long been credited with the design of everything mac for the past many years. His accomplishments are many, not bad for a guy that apparently started out designing toilets and combs! Just some of the […]
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Jonathan Ive Set to Replace Steve Jobs as Apple CEO?

Jonathan Ive Set to Replace Steve Jobs as Apple CEO?Apple’s senior vice-president of industrial design is rumored to be the next in-line for Steve Jobs’…. Job.

Jonathan Ive has long been credited with the design of everything mac for the past many years. His accomplishments are many, not bad for a guy that apparently started out designing toilets and combs!

Just some of the products Ive has designed:

The Original iMac, iBook, MacBook, PowerBook G4, MacBook Pro, eMac, Mac mini, Xserve, Xserve RAID, Mac Pro, Power Mac G3, G4, Power Mac G4 Cube, G5, the Newton, iPod, iPhone, Airport base station, and Cinema displays…Not a bad resume!?

On top of that impressive list, Ive was even rewarded by the Queen of England last year with a CBE. Yowzers.

It has been the topic of discussion for sometime now that Apple needs to have a solid succession plan in place. Even though Jobs is only 52 (Ive is 40), at that time of life you absolutely never know what and can happen. Many bloggers have already voiced their opinion that Ive should be at the top of the list, and I agree.

For peace of mind and stability, I would suggest that Apple make public their selection as ‘successor’ even if he or she isn’t to take the reigns for some time. Ive would be a solid choice as he embodies everything that has been apple over the past 10 years or more.

What are your thoughts?

For more info on Jonathan Ive at Wikipedia click here.

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