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Knighthood for British Apple designer

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British designer Jonathan Ive has been knighted in recognition of his contribution to design and enterprise, which includes the conception and development of Apple’s iPad, iPhone, iPod and iMac products.

Princess Anne carried out the investiture at Buckingham Palace and discussed her own use of the iPad with Sir Jonathan, who was previously honoured with a CBE in 2006, a year after the revelation by the Sun newspaper that even Queen Elizabeth II owned an iPod.

Sir Jonathan started work for Apple in 1992 and was later appointed senior vice president of industrial design – a position he has held ever since – around the time of Steve Jobs’s return to the helm of the business in 1997.

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He went on to oversee the creation of the iMac, which was followed by the launch of the iPod in 2001, the iPhone in 2007 and the iPad in 2010.

Born in London in 1967, Sir Jonathan’s interest in design began at a young age, leading to the study of industrial design at Northumbria University (formerly Newcastle Polytechnic) – which was where he first used an Apple Mac computer. He now lives in San Francisco with his wife, whom he met at secondary school and married in 1987, and their twin sons.

Tom Glass, creative director at theEword, said: “It’s fantastic to see such a British success story in design – and Sir Jonathan’s talent and dedication make him very, very worthy of this honour. Apple’s iMac, iPod, iPhone and iPad have changed the landscape of computing and communication in a way no one could have imagined.”

Written by Liane Baddeley

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