Jony Ive’s Departure Means Big Changes Are Coming to Apple

Shockwaves ran through Apple’s universe this week after the company’s iconic design guru, Jony Ive, announced his departure. Ive told the Financial Times on Thursday that he plans to start a new design firm, LoveFrom, after he leaves Apple later this year. He’ll run it alongside longtime Apple industrial designer Marc Newson, who is also […]

The Real Surprise of Jony Ive’s Exit From Apple Isn’t the Exit—Data Sheet

Sometimes a surprise departure isn’t much of a surprise. But the aftermath sure could be. Aaron in for Adam at week’s end, contemplating the “surprise” departure of Apple design chief Jony Ive. Although Ive joined Apple in 1992 while Steve Jobs was occupied elsewhere, the amiable Brit became one of the genius CEO’s most trusted […]

Jony Ive, Star Designer of the iMac, iPod, and iPhone, to Leave Apple

Apple chief designer Jony Ive announced Thursday that he is opening his own design firm, LoveFrom, and will be leaving Apple later this year. The iconic designer, whose products helped Apple claw itself back from the brink of bankruptcy, has been a key figure at the world’s most successful consumer electronics company for more than […]

Apple’s Latest Acquisition Shows Self-Driving Cars Are in the Doldrums of Disappointment

Apple’s recent acquisition of autonomous vehicle startup Drive.ai throws a monkey wrench into the theory that it had backed away from an existing self-driving car initiative, known as Project Titan. Early this year, Apple laid off 190 Project Titan staffers, including more than 100 engineers. But now Apple is bring on more engineers from Drive.ai, […]

Apple Hires a Top Chip Architect to Ramp Up Development for Macs and More

Apple hired one of ARM Holdings’s top chip engineers as the iPhone maker looks to expand its own chip development to more powerful devices, including the Mac, and new categories like a headset. The company hired Mike Filippo in May for a chip architect position, according to his LinkedIn profile. At ARM, Filippo was a […]

Trump’s Trade War Takes Aim at Tech—Data Sheet

Clay Chandler here filling in for Adam. Tech investors began the week chuffed by the prospect that President Trump and Chinese leader Xi Jinping would revive stalled trade negotiations when they meet this Saturday in Osaka, Japan on the sidelines of the G20 summit. Their optimism was kindled last Tuesday by a Trump tweet revealing […]

Apple Watch Series 4 Outsold Every Other Smart Watch in 2018—in Just One Quarter

If the iPod was a cultural phenomenon and the iPhone changed the smartphone industry, the Apple Watch has proven that when it comes to competing with Apple in wearables, it’s an arduous task. On Tuesday, market researcher Counterpoint Research said that Apple Watch shipments rose by 22% year-over-year in 2018, earning the company 37% market […]