Far From the Tree

Jony Ive is Leaving Apple. Here Is a Look Back at His Last Projects


June 28, 2019 Tech By

After yesterday’s announcement of Jony Ive’s impending departure as Apple’s chief design officer, we dug through our archives to look over recent reviews of the superlative designer’s work.

While most highlights of Ive’s long tenure as an Apple employee include his work on the early iterations of the iPod, iPhone and MacBook products, it’s striking how large an impact he and Apple have had in the very recent past: the notched iPhone, the Apple Watch 4, and of course AirPods may very well end up being as significant as that earlier work. Read our reviews below and judge for yourself.

Apple AirPods 2 Review: Subtle Improvements but a Worthy Upgrade
Apple AirPods 2 Review: Subtle Improvements but a Worthy Upgrade

The look and feel are the same. With the new AirPods, the big differences are all on the inside.

Video: Apple AirPods 2 Review

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Review: The New Apple Watch Is the Best Smartwatch You Can Buy, And That Might Be Its Only Problem
Review: The New Apple Watch Is the Best Smartwatch You Can Buy, And That Might Be Its Only Problem

The Series 4 is the first Apple Watch to have a real hardware redesign.

The iPad Is More of a Laptop Than Ever Before. Here’s Why
The iPad Is More of a Laptop Than Ever Before. Here’s Why

Apple is making big changes to the way we use iPads.

Video: 5 Things to Know About the New Mac Pro

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This Is the MacBook to Buy Right Now
This Is the MacBook to Buy Right Now

Two years too late, but the MacBook Air is proof that dreams do come true.

Why the iPad Mini Just Won’t Die
Why the iPad Mini Just Won’t Die

Behind the scenes, the iPad Mini has quietly become one of Apple's most pervasive — and beloved — products.

The Excellent iPhone XR Isn’t the Sacrifice You Think It Is
The Excellent iPhone XR Isn’t the Sacrifice You Think It Is

It's uncannily similar to the iPhone XS, but $250 cheaper. And the tradeoffs – you probably won't care about them.

Should You Buy Fake AirPods on Amazon?

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