It's Now Sir Jonathan Ive

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I hope you're ready for a day of iKnight jokes, because Apple's Senior Vice President of Industrial Design, Jonathan Ive, has officially been made a Knight Commander of the British Empire.

Born in north London in 1967, the 44 year old designer joined Apple in 1992 and has been responsible for some of the most iconic hardware designs in recent years, including the iPhone.

Ive was included in the New Year Honours list for "services to design and enterprise" and, not surprisingly, he says he is "both humbled and sincerely grateful" for the new title. This isn't the first time Ive has been honored by the UK, though. In 2003 he was named Designer of the Year by London's Design Museum, in 2005 he was made a Commander of the British Empire, and I'm sure at some point he was recognized for that intense thousand yard stare in his headshot. [BBC via Slashdot]