“Jonathan Ive, Apple’s head of design, has been awarded a knighthood in the New Year Honours list,” BBC News reports. “Mr Ive, who can now style himself Sir Jonathan, has been made a Knight Commander of the British Empire (KBE).”

“Raised in Chingford, Mr Ive began working for Apple in 1992 and since then has been the brains behind many of its products. He described the honour as ‘absolutely thrilling’ and said he was “both humbled and sincerely grateful,'” The Beeb reports. “Mr Ive was apparently frustrated during his early years at Apple as the company was then suffering a decline. Everything changed, however, in 1995 when Steve Jobs returned to the company he helped found. ‘What’s made him so outstandingly successful is the relationship he’s had with Steve Jobs and Apple,’ said Deyan Sudjic, director of The Design Museum.”

The Beeb reports, “Mr Ive’s eye for design combined effectively with Mr Jobs’ legendary attention to detail and the products that have emerged from the company since the late 1990s have turned Apple into the biggest and most influential technology company on the planet… The knighthood is the second time Mr Ive has been recognised in the honour’s list. In 2005 he was made a Commander of the British Empire (CBE).”

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[Thanks to MacDailyNews readers too numerous to mention individually for the heads up.]

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