Designer behind Apple's products knighted in UK
Fans of the clean, inviting look of the iPhone, iPad and other blockbuster Apple products are legion, and that includes Queen Elizabeth II.
The British monarch has awarded a knighthood to Jonathan Paul Ive, a Brit and head of Apple Inc.'s design team since the mid-'90s.
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, which originally came in bright colors at a time bland shades dominated the PC world.
He later helped transform Apple into the envy of Silicon Valley with the iPod, the iPhone and, most recently, the iPad.