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Jony Ive wanted to combine MacBook Pro and MacBook Air lines

Former Apple design chief Jony Ive wanted to converge the MacBook Air and MacBook Pro into one product line, an anecdote on his working relationship with CEO Tim Cook reveals.

Former Apple design chief Jony Ive
Former Apple design chief Jony Ive

Jony Ive was an important part of Apple’s product designs over the years, putting his hand on almost everything that the company came out with for a long period. However, not everything went his way.

Speaking on The Vergecast, veteran journalist Walt Mossberg retold an anecdote that he was told from a “high level source” who was very knowledgeable about the company’s products. Mossberg explained that, due to changes in how co-founder Steve Jobs and Tim Cook worked with Ive, there was at one point a possibility that the MacBook lineup would be pared down from two ranges to just one.

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