By James Pero For Dailymail.com
Published: 20:58 BST, 1 July 2019 | Updated: 21:55 BST, 1 July 2019
Apple's iconic designer Jony Ive may have recently announced his departure from the company, but according to several new reports, his absence is old news.
According to the Wall Street Journal, prior to Ive's announcement last week that he would be vacating his nearly 30-year post as the chief of Apple's product design, the designer had increasingly distanced himself from the company, often choosing to work from home instead of in Apple's offices.
The report suggest that Ive was 'disprited' with the leadership and agenda of Apple under current CEO Tim Cook who according to one source 'showed little interest in the product development process.'
Ahead of the blockbuster announcement that Apple's iconic designer Jony Ive (left) would be leaving his post at Apple, a new round of reports reveals Ive was increasingly absent
Jony Ive is a long-time Apple designer who is responsible for pioneering many of the company's most iconic products.
Sir Jony has followed the company's rise since 1996 and was eventually put in charge of designing the company's software in 2012.
Among the most pivotal designs are the 1998 iMac, equipped with colourful side panels, as well as the company's sleek iPad.
Sir Jony has left his post after nearly 30 years to start his own design firm 'LoveFrom.'
Wearable technology is of particular interest according to Sir Jony, though the heavyweight has yet to fully detail specific projects.
A disconnect between Cook and Ive stands in stark contrast to a relationship forged between the