Jony Ive Returns to Apple to Oversee Design Teams


Apple Inc. said Friday that design chief Jony Ive is resuming oversight of the company’s industrial-design and user-interface teams, a role that he stepped away from during the development of Apple’s new headquarters.

During the past few years, as Mr. Ive focused on Apple’s campus, Richard Howarth, vice president of industrial design, and Alan Dye, vice president of user interface design, reported directly to Chief Executive Tim Cook.