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Queen Elizabeth II has awarded a knighthood to British citizen and head of Apple Inc.’s design team since the mid-’90s Jonathan Paul Ive.
Ive received an Order of the British Empire for services to design and enterprise.
Ive is credited with helping the late Steve Jobs bring the consumer-electronics company back from the brink of financial ruin in the late 1990s with his whimsical design for the iMac computer. He is the leading designer behind Apple products like the iPad, iPhone, iMac, MacBook Air, MacBook Pro, G4 Cube, etc.