Jony Ive Writes Letter About Steve Jobs On Tenth Anniversary Of His Death
Former Apple design chief Jony Ive has written an emotional letter about Steve Jobs on the anniversary of his death. Tomorrow marks ten years since the Apple co-founder and CEO died from cancer.
The full remembrance is absolutely worth a read and we already know that Jobs and Ive had a special relationship.
That relationship seems unlikely to have been replicated with current CEO Tim Cook, something that may have led to Ive’s leaving Apple to set up his own design shop, LoveFrom, in 2019.
“We had lunch together most days and spent our afternoons in the sanctuary of the design studio,” Ive wrote in the letter shared by the Wall Street Journal. “Those were some of the happiest, most creative and joyful times of my life. I loved how he saw the world. The way he thought was profoundly beautiful.”
Ive’s letter is worth a read the full way through, but the ending is particularly poignant.
Steve’s last words to me were that he would miss talking together. I was sitting on the floor next to his bed, my back against the wall.
After he died, I walked out into the garden. I remember the sound of the latch on the wooden door as I gently pulled it closed.
In the garden, I sat and thought how talking often gets in the way of listening and thinking. Perhaps that is why so much of our time together was spent quietly.
I miss Steve desperately and I will always miss not talking with him
The full remembrance can be read on the Wall Street Journal website.