At the end of May we informed you that Jony Ive would cease to be senior vice president of design at Apple and become Chief Design Officer (Chief Executive of Design). This promotion was scheduled for today, the 1st of July, and had the purpose of promoting / recognizing all the achievements of Ive in the company, passing the base of the day-to-day tasks related to design to two faithful squires.
All this has now been made official.
These two, incidentally, are now also on the company's chief executive page. Alan Dye, who joined Apple in 2006 as creative director (with stints at Kate Spade and Ogilvy & Mather), now vice president of user interfaces; j Richard Howarth, who joined Apple in 1996 and was involved in the design of almost all of the company's products (original iMacs, iPhones and Apple Watch), took over as vice president of industrial design.
So far, nothing new, since all of this was previously announced. Curiosity is due to the presentation (bio) of the new vice-presidents. Although their tasks are entirely within the area headed by Ive, both will report directly to the company's CEO, Tim Cook.