“Apple Inc. design chief Jony Ive joined critics of a new movie about his friend and colleague, Steve Jobs, and said that he finds it ‘ever so sad’ that it depicts a person ‘I don’t recognize at all,'” Jack Nicas reports for The Wall Street Journal.

“Mr. Ive said he hasn’t seen the movie ‘Steve Jobs,’ being released by Comcast Corp. Universal Pictures on Friday, but friends have told him it inaccurately portrays the late Apple co-founder,” Nicas reports. “‘How you are portrayed can be hijacked by people with agendas that are very different than your close family and your friends,’ Mr. Ive told a Vanity Fair technology conference in San Francisco on Wednesday. ‘That’s a bit of a struggle personally.'”

Nicas reports, “Mr. Ive is the latest person close to Apple to criticize the movie, and other recent depictions of Mr. Jobs in books and films.”

Read more in the full article here.

MacDailyNews Take: Again, we’re reserving judgement until we see the thing, but the visceral negative reaction from Jobs’ co-workers, family and friends (the ones who weren’t paid to consult on the film, that is) makes us very leery.

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