WIRED25, which celebrates 25 years of Wired Magazine, was a big enough deal to draw the notoriously shy and increasingly reclusive Jony Ive, Chief Design Officer at Apple, up on to the stage for a one-on-one interview with Vogue's Anna Wintour.
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Ive's projects may change, evolve, and iterate over the years, from iPhones to iPads to Watches to Macs to Apple Retail to Apple Park, but rumors of his checking out have always been on the under-informed side.
He's the most impactful and arguable the best industrial designer of his generation and, at Apple, he gets to not only envision the future but envision his future.
And there aren't many gigs with that much freedom and scope.
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Rene Ritchie is one of the most respected Apple analysts in the business, reaching a combined audience of over 40 million readers a month. His YouTube channel, Vector, has over 90 thousand subscribers and 14 million views and his podcasts, including Debug, have been downloaded over 20 million times. He also regularly co-hosts MacBreak Weekly for the TWiT network and co-hosted CES Live! and Talk Mobile. Based in Montreal, Rene is a former director of product marketing, web developer, and graphic designer. He's authored several books and appeared on numerous television and radio segments to discuss Apple and the technology industry. When not working, he likes to cook, grapple, and spend time with his friends and family.