Nearly six weeks ago it was reported that Jony Ive would be getting a promotion at Apple—to chief design officer, effective July 1, 2015. Well, today is the day and Apple.com has been updated to reflect Ive's new title and role.
Also added to Apple.com are Alan Dye and Richard Howarth, who will now be managing the day-to-day activities of the User Interface Design and Industrial Design teams respectively.
Jony Ive's new bio reads, in part:
Jony is responsible for all design at Apple, including the look and feel of Apple hardware, user interface, packaging, major architectural projects such as Apple Campus 2 and Apple's retail stores, as well as new ideas and future initiatives.
In 2012, Alan joined Jonathan Ive's team to lead the User Interface group responsible for the design of iOS 7, iOS 8 and watchOS. Alan's team continues to develop innovative experiences across all of Apple's products and their work has been recognized with numerous design awards.
Richard joined Apple in 1996 and has been involved in the design of nearly every Apple product since the original iMac. He's led the design of each generation of iPhone and most recently, Apple Watch. As head of the Industrial Design group, Richard leads a multinational team of extraordinarily talented designers, CAD sculptors and model makers responsible for creating and imagining the future of Apple products.
Both Dye and Howarth report directly to Tim Cook, just like every other vice president listed on Apple's Leadership page.