As Jony Ive prepares to depart Apple, a Wall Road analyst says that he is 'clearly irreplaceable' and it is a 'main altering of the guard' (AAPL)

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Jony Ive

  • The announcement from Apple that Chief Design Ifficer Jony Ive was leaving the corporate shocked Wall Road.
  • Dan Ives, managing director at Wedbush Securities, mentioned that Ive is “clearly irreplaceable” due to his imaginative and prescient in designing the iMac, iPhone, and different merchandise.
  • Nonetheless, it “solely provides to the present agita” round Apple, because it faces large challenges just like the rising tech chilly struggle with China and a push into the video streaming enviornment, he says. 
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When Apple introduced that its long-time legendary design chief Jony Ive was leaving the corporate after 27 years, at the least one analyst known as it a “shock to the Road” — which could account for the $eight billion hit Apple took to its market cap after the information broke. 

“Ive is leaving a gap within the firm and is clearly irreplaceable as he has been probably the most vital figures at Apple all through the previous few a long time; from his iMac imaginative and prescient to the gorgeous iPhone launch and transformation his fingerprints are deeply woven inside Apple’s core DNA,” Dan Ives, managing director at Wedbush Securities, wrote in a word to shoppers following the information. 

The analyst says that Ive’s departure is a “main altering of the guard inside Cupertino.”

Nonetheless, he says, it “solely provides to the present agita” round Apple, because it faces new challenges like an growth into video streaming, slowing machine gross sales, and the rising tech chilly struggle with China.  

“The foremost query now going ahead is round future product innovation with one of many key visionaries of the Apple model gone,” Ives wrote.

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Nonetheless, Ives says, buyers aren’t too involved about Apple. Ive’s new design agency LoveFrom, which has a reputation that stems from a dialog with Apple co-founder Steve Jobs, could have Apple as its first shopper. Ive plans to proceed doing design tasks for his former firm, he instructed FT.

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