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Sir Jony Ive promoted to chief design officer at Apple

Sir Jony Ive Credit: REUTERS/Stephen Lam

Briton Sir Jonathan Ive has inched a step closer to the top job at Apple, after being promoted to chief design officer at the tech giant.

The man behind the iconic designs of the iPod, iPhone and iPad revealed his new position in an interview with Stephen Fry in the Daily Telegraph.

The designer, from Chingford in north-east London, has led Apple's design team since the mid-1990s and, alongside former chief executive Steve Jobs, helped bring the firm back from the brink of financial ruin.

Sir Jonathan was made a Knight Commander of the Order of the British Empire (KBE) in 2012 for services to design and enterprise.

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Monday weather: isolated showers this evening

There's the chance of an isolated light shower early this evening, though most places will stay dry with some late sunshine. Remaining dry through the night with broken cloud and clear intervals. Minimum temperature 8C.

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Tuesday: Another dry day, though rather cloudy at times. However there should also be some sunny spells and it will become warm. Maximum temperature 20C.

Outlook for Wednesday to Friday: A bright start on Wednesday but becoming wet and windy later. Mostly dry with some sunshine Thursday but feeling cool in the wind. Friday mostly dry and less windy.

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