Apple’s senior vice president of design, Jonathan Ive, flies in his private Gulfstream jet. The jet was previously owned by Steve Jobs in his last years. According to a report by Business Week, Ive bought the 15-seater dual-engine private jet from Steve’s wife Laurene Powell Jobs at a discount. Ive along with Steve Jobs did the interiors of the plane and Ive joked to one of his friend that “At least I don’t have to redesign anything.”
FAA was officially blocked to track the jet on Steve’s request. The engine of the jet was inscribed with ‘N2N’ which helped navigation track Jobs’ movements. Post the purchase of jet by Ive, there is no change to almost anything, as Ive had said, tracking is still blocked and tail number ‘N2N’ remains unchanged.
According to the same Business Week article, Jony Ive says Apple Watch was “probably one of the most difficult projects I have ever worked on.”
The report also says that a few former Apple executives assume that Ive might leave in future, but with the hiring of well-known designer and Ive’s friend, Marc Newson, he might continue.