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Tuesday, 01 March 2011 10:02

Apple's real design genus wants to come back to Blighty

Written by Nick Farell
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Ive had enough of Apple
The bloke who is really Apple's design genius has had a gutsful of the Apple way of life and is pining for Blighty.

Jonathan Ive, Apple's senior vice president of industrial design, is rumoured to be packing his bag and heading back to the land of driving rain, warm beer and where the trains don't run on time. The reason is that he really likes the UK and really does not like Apple's hallowed ground in Cappuccino.

Ive received an option grant in 2008 that’s now worth $US30 million, and if he sold that stock, his combined net worth would be $US128 million. So really he does not need much more cash.

He has a glowing CV too. After all it was him that came up with the iPod, iPhone, the iPad and the upcoming iPad 2 and more of the recent MacBooks and the iMacs. You would think that someone that valuable to Apple would get a bit of slack, but apparently Apple has read him the riot act.

The board has been very rude about the amount of time he spends in the UK. When it comes to churning out gadgets for fanboys and being with his two kids it seems that the board thinks that he should sacrifice them on a handy altar of Marduk for the sake of the shiny gadgets. If only there was a way that he could work from the UK and telecommute. We guess the Apple network is not up to it.

According to the Times the Board has told him in no uncertain terms that if he headed back to England he would not be able to sustain his position with them”. An Apple spokesperson told the Times that any claims of Ive wanting to move to England are “speculation” but it seems that the yarn has legs.


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+3 #1 2011-03-01 10:23
Welcome home Jonathan,
UK is still the best Country in the World.
You will not miss Pornofornica
 
 
+21 #2 yasin 2011-03-01 11:35
Such a shame they would treat their employees in such a way. He only wants to see his kids :(
 
 
+23 #3 Caspics 2011-03-01 11:51
Jonathan Ive's is the real brainchild behind Apple's success - wonderful hardware designs. Pity about Apples crazy 'like it or lump it' attitude to their loyal public, and their crap software! Apple needs Jonathan more than Jonathan needs Apple that's for sure.
 
 
+19 #4 Bl0bb3r 2011-03-01 13:09
That's how bosses behave until they fall, let them fall, Jonathan had enough of Apple, and so do a lot of us.
 
 
-13 #5 Naterm 2011-03-01 14:15
Lol, crap software...maybe if you've only used iTunes. That is crap. OSX isn't. Aperture isn't. Final Cut isn't. iOS isn't.

Oh, and it's GENIUS.
 
 
+2 #6 GrumpyOldMan 2011-03-01 17:38
Quoting :
Welcome home Jonathan,
UK is still the best Country in the World.
You will not miss Pornofornica


But I miss Las Vegas!!
 
 
+5 #7 ViperSpec 2011-03-01 17:51
Quoting Naterm:
Lol, crap software...maybe if you've only used iTunes. That is crap. OSX isn't. Aperture isn't. Final Cut isn't. iOS isn't.

Oh, and it's GENIUS.

I'd beg to differ on two of those four not being crap, but that's just my opinion. I've never used Final Cut or Aperture so I have no opinion on that, but my gut tells me I'd think they were crap because they are for Apple products and I'm biased. :)
 
 
-8 #8 Naterm 2011-03-01 21:56
Obviously you are biased, because anyone with a functioning brain can see OSX is a better operating system than anything else on the market. The big problem is that you have to buy Apple hardware to get it. If Apple sold it for installation on non-Apple branded, consumer systems (no OEMs) they'd double their OS share practically over night.
 
 
+6 #9 The blue fox 2011-03-02 00:13
Quoting Naterm:
Obviously you are biased, because anyone with a functioning brain can see OSX is a better operating system than anything else on the market. The big problem is that you have to buy Apple hardware to get it. If Apple sold it for installation on non-Apple branded, consumer systems (no OEMs) they'd double their OS share practically over night.

OSX is expensive and limited Both in software and hardware.
Id rather have an OS that lets me choose from a multitude of software and hardware. Then be forced to buy over priced iSoftware.
Most people end up dual booting There MAC with Linux or Windows. Because they miss having a choice
 
 
-9 #10 Naterm 2011-03-02 06:48
The only reason you'll see Windows on a Mac is for someone's work. It's becoming rarer all the time as companies become more accepting of OSX. I've seen a Mac runing Linux maybe once in my life. Linux is even more limited from a software standpoint. You don't have to buy 'overpriced iSoftware', it comes with all of that. OSX is less expensive to buy outright than Windows is. A full version of Windows 7 Professional is $265 at Amazon, the full version of 10.6.3 is $125 with iLife and iWork packs included. Before you whine about Home remember that OSX supports two sockets, Pro is the most comparable Windows version. Next time, have a clue what you're talking about before you post.

Last, it's Mac. MAC is media access control.
 

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