We all knew it, but Tim Cook has tonight confirmed that Jony Ive is indeed contributing significantly to the software side of Apple–specifically iOS. Kara Swisher and Walt Mossberg of All Things Digital pressed Cook tonight for information regarding the next iteration of iOS, with Tim Cook reminding them that WWDC is less than two weeks away. “Remember what it was like on Christmas Eve?,” Cook said jokingly. Regarding whether Jony Ive is indeed working on iOS, Tim Cook had the following to say.
So what we did was amp it up. We recognized that Jony had contributed significantly to the look and feel of Apple over many many years, and he could do that for our software as well.
This doesn’t really come as a surprise, however, as countless reliable sources have confirmed this information long ago. Unsurprisingly, Cook had little to say regarding the details of the future release, but we’ll be sure to hear more at WWDC in June. This little All Things Digital interview is simply a tease. Who’s excited?
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[via The Verge]