May 24, 2012- Princess Anne knighted Jonathan Ive, the British designer, who has designed some of the most revolutionary Apple products including the iPhone, iMac, and iPad, on Wednesday. The Senior Vice President of Apple’s industrial design, in a ceremony held at Buckingham Palace, was made Knight Commander, Order of the British Empire.
Ive can now call himself Sir. He said in one of his few interviews that receiving the knighthood was very humbling. Products that Ive has designed transformed the fortunes of Apple and rocked the entertainment and music industries. Many have described Ive as the most influential Briton residing in the United States.
He says that he has set the bar very high and even though he attained his knighthood, his most important work has yet to be seen by the world. He said what Apple is working on presently seems as if it is the most important and the best work the company has done. Of course, he said he could not let anyone know what it was they were designing.
Ive is 45 and is originally from London but currently lives in San Francisco. Others who were knighted at the same ceremony included Sir Geoffrey Hill and Sir Peter Bazalgette.