You can call him Jon or you can call him Jonny — but now you’d better add a Sir to that.
The UK is granting knighthood to legendary Apple designer Jonny Ive, making him Sir Jonny Ive. As the BBC explains, the official title is Knight Commander of the British Empire (KBE).
Wish Steve Jobs could have lived to see this. Then again, those of us reporters who knew and frequently interviewed the late Apple CEO know he would be highly unlikely to call an employee Sir — great or not, knight or not. Part of his charm.
Ive has been granted knighthood in the UK as part of its New Year Honors List. Ive — a UK native — said the honor is “absolutely thrilling.”
Don’t know much about Sir Ive? Check this video out to see him wax eloquently, as a knight should, on Apple design.
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