The individual accountable for the bodily feel and look for Apple’s iPhones, Macs, and all the pieces else is leaving the corporate, as Bloomberg’s Mark Gurman first reported. Industrial design vice chairman Evans Hankey will solely stay with Apple for one more six months. Hankey took over hardware design three years in the past after longtime chief design officer Jony Ive exited to begin his personal design agency.
No substitute or subsequent step for Hankey has been publicly introduced. However, Bloomberg studies her departure was introduced internally this week and quotes an announcement from an Apple spokesperson saying, “The senior design team has strong leaders with decades of experience. Evans plans to stay on as we work through the transition, and we’d like to thank her for her leadership and contributions.”
Hankey and VP of human interface design Alan Dye have reported on to Apple COO Jeff Williams ever since Ive left. The report cites nameless sources saying Dye will stay with the corporate and noting that Gary Butcher, a former prime designer within the human interface division, is returning to the corporate after a stint at Airbnb.