Arise Sir Jony

Jony Ive (Apple’s Senior Vice President, Industrial Design) attended an investiture ceremony  at Buckingham Palace yesterday held by  the Princess Royal on behalf of the Queen where he was appointed a Knight Commander of the Order of the British Empire (KBE).

Or, more simply, he is now Sir Jony!

The Telegraph have (quite rightly in our view) gone to town with:

Apple have still to update his bio  but we are sure this will happen fairly soon.

A couple of videos:

The investiture – looks like Princess Anne had quite a chat with Jony. The BBC commentary is not the most inspiring we have encountered!

 

 

An old interview with him way back when …….. (iPods were king).

Many congrats all round, richly deserved!

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In other Apple news IDC released today effectively updated smartphone shipment, this time by operating system, estimates for quarter 1. No real surprises we don’t think with Samsung ahead of Apple with 45.4% of the Android market ie circa 40.8 million units v’s Apples 35.1.This is a little lower than their May 1 estimate of 42.2m but total shipments are up by some 7.3 million at 155.3 million.

 

Here’s their iChart to play with!

 

Chart: Worldwide Smartphone OS Market Share, 1Q 2012Description: IDC’s Worldwide Quarterly Mobile Phone Tracker. Author: IDCcharts powered by iCharts

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