Apple SVP of Design Jonathan Ive gets official knighthood

Apple Senior Vice President of Design, Jonathan Ive has been made a Knight Commander of the British Empire (KBE), in recognition of his work at Apple and contributions to the industry.

He described the honour as "absolutely thrilling" and said he was "both humbled and sincerely grateful".

Mr Ive added: "I am keenly aware that I benefit from a wonderful tradition in the UK of designing and making.

"I discovered at an early age that all I've ever wanted to do is design."

Ive was previously made a Commander of the British Empire (CBE) in 2005. Known to have been one of the the late Steve Jobs's closest friends and co-workers, he's been responsible for making manifest everything from the original iMac to the iPhone, MacBook Air, and iPad.

Source: BBC News