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DEFECTION Apple's Jonathan Ive May Leave Company Paul Harris / Newscom

Apple's Jonathan Ive May Leave Company

First Apple's CEO Steve Jobs goes on medical leave, now its iconic designer Jonathan Ives wants to move back home? A Sunday Times report says Ive is about to benefit from a three-year deal that allows him to cash in on $25 million in shares a relatively small fortune in comparison with the company's cumulative worth. The designer wants his sons to go to school in his homeland and spend more time there himself, but Apple's board is refusing to grant him relocation. Next to Jobs, Ive is most publicly identified with the company's personality and success of its products.

February 28, 2011 7:54 AM