Apple opened its redesigned store on Fifth Avenue Friday after two years of renovations.
Apple sent out invitations on Thursday for a media event next month where the company is widely expected to unveil its latest iPhone models.
When Jony Ive first met Steve Jobs, Ive expected to be fired. Jobs, who had just made his triumphant return to Apple, was in the process of slashing the company's bloated product line to focus the company for the future. Thousands of employees were laid off in 1997, the year Jobs came back.
Apple's chief design officer, Jony Ive, is leaving the company after nearly 30 years, the company announced Thursday.