Jony Ive, Chief Design Officer at Apple, To Leave Company

It was widely assumed that this day may not be too far off. It’s apparently arrived.

via CNBC:

Apple chief design officer Jony Ive is leaving the company, he announced in a Financial Times interview

He is going to start his own business, called LoveFrom, according to the report. 

Ive was considered one of the most important people at Apple, and he was responsible for the industrial design and the look and feel  of all major Apple products, including the iPhone and the Mac. 

Apple stock dropped 1% on the news.