Apple’s head of hardware design, Evans Hankey, is leaving the company. The group’s central design division is thus facing another upheaval: Hankey took over the role three years ago from former design boss Jony Ive, who had worked for Apple for nearly 20 years with a largely permanent team. Design had shaped – and as with many products, always wrote design history. The reasons for Hanky’s sudden departure are not yet known.
Criticism of Ive been late
The manager intends to accompany the change at the top of the team, Apple emphasized in a statement. told financial news agency Bloomberg on Friday, A successor has not been named. The design team has strong leaders with long experience, it is said. With Ive leaving, the design leadership at Apple split between hardware and software design in 2019. Hankey reported to Apple’s chief operating officer Jeff Williams, not Apple boss Tim Cook, as did the company’s remaining software design boss Alan Dye.
Hardware design became more and more spartan in Ive’s final years as design boss at Apple: the company began to falter, especially with laptops, and intimidated customers with missing interfaces and an unreliable keyboard, which would later be completely unreliable. was replaced by the new version. Multiple model series. Under Hankey’s leadership, the company again appeared to be listening to customer requests, bringing many of the removed interfaces back to the 2021 rebooted MacBook Pro.
Apple Headset Next
At the moment, it’s unclear who will take over the design command at Apple and what the consequences will be for future products. Observers expect the company to introduce a mixed reality headset next year, the first entirely new flagship product category since the Apple Watch was launched in 2015.
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