It's time for our Christmas quiz. This year we're challenging Macworld readers to spot the true and false 'facts' about Sir Jony Ive.
Jony Ive, Apple's VP of industrial design, is arguably the most famous executive at the company, with a cult following perhaps outshining even CEO Tim Cook. He's a soft-spoken Brit whose work - including the iMac, iPhone and iPad - is admired across the globe and has influenced countless younger designers.
But how much do we really know about this mysterious figure? We thought we'd test out Macworld readers' Ive skills with a Christmas quiz. (We are indebted to Leander Kahney's biography Jony Ive: the Genius Behind Apple’s Greatest Products for some of the information here.)
Here are 18 odd 'facts' about Sir Jony. You just have to work out which ones are true, and which ones we've made up. Good luck!
See also: The 13 most philosophical Jony Ive quotes | Jony Ive and the myth of tormented genius
Sir Jony Ive…
1. ...has a twin
2. ...was named after a film star
3. ...is dyslexic
4. ...went to the same school as David Beckham
5. ...earned a Blue Peter badge when his homemade Tracy Island was judged to be better designed than the commercially available toy
6. ...played rugby for his university team
7. ...used to have hair so tall that he had to open the sunroof in his car
8. ...has designed: a toilet called 'Donatello';
9. ...a pen called the 'Zebra';
10. ...and a phone called the 'Orator'
11. ...has only ever worked for companies named after fruits
12. ...was the inspiration for the name ‘iMac’
13. ...isn’t allowed to tell his wife what he’s working on
14. ...deliberately chose to change the way he pronounces ‘aluminium’ to stop colleagues laughing at him
15. ...nearly died in a car crash
16. ...was profiled by Stephen Fry for this year’s Time list of the most influential people in the world
17. ...has work exhibited at Tate Modern
18. ...and refuses to collect design awards
Turn to the second page to find out which are true and which are false! >>