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• Jony Ive, who is seen as second only to Steve Jobs in terms of influencing the unique design aesthetic that has defined Apple’s products for the past two decades, announced yesterday that he is stepping down from his role as chief design officer at the company. He will set up his own design company, called LoveFrom, with Apple as its first client.

The Financial Times writes that “news of another leadership change so soon after retail chief Angela Ahrendts left in April, at a time when trade tensions between the US and China have destabilised iPhone sales, brings yet more uncertainty for Apple investors after a tumultuous first half of 2019.”
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