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Former Apple design head Jony Ive to speak at a WIRED event next week

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Jony Ive (Image credit: Apple)

What you need to know

  • Former Apple design chief Jony Ive will be speaking at a virtual WIRED event next week.
  • The virtual RE:WIRED event will take place Tuesday, November 9 at 9:30 a.m. Pacific Time.

Former Apple design chief Jony Ive will speak at a WIRED event next week with Vogue's editor-in-chief Anna Wintour handling the questions. The virtual RE:WIRED event will see Ive speak with Wintour on Tuesday, November 9 at 9:30 a.m. Pacific Time.

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Ive left Apple in 2019, although many insiders said that he had checked out long before then. He now runs Love From, a design firm he co-founded with fellow designer Marc Newson. Ive was involved with Apple for many years of course, although not all of his design philosophies are well thought of. His determination to make things thin and light often went against what people actually needed from a device, causing friction between Apple and its users. The iPhone 13 getting thicker compared to iPhone 12 is one example of something many find difficult to imagine happening under Ive's watch — despite the battery and photography benefits it affords — the iPhone 13 Pro Max is the best iPhone ever in terms of battery life.

First spotted by 9to5Mac, the event will also include appearances from CISA director Jen Easterly, actor John Cho, Moderna CEO Stéphane Bancel, and more.

Oliver Haslam
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Oliver Haslam has written about Apple and the wider technology business for more than a decade with bylines on How-To Geek, PC Mag, iDownloadBlog, and many more. He has also been published in print for Macworld, including cover stories. At iMore, Oliver is involved in daily news coverage and, not being short of opinions, has been known to 'explain' those thoughts in more detail, too.

Having grown up using PCs and spending far too much money on graphics card and flashy RAM, Oliver switched to the Mac with a G5 iMac and hasn't looked back. Since then he's seen the growth of the smartphone world, backed by iPhone, and new product categories come and go. Current expertise includes iOS, macOS, streaming services, and pretty much anything that has a battery or plugs into a wall. Oliver also covers mobile gaming for iMore, with Apple Arcade a particular focus. He's been gaming since the Atari 2600 days and still struggles to comprehend the fact he can play console quality titles on his pocket computer.