UPDATE: Shortly after posting this news item, Ive’s photo appeared back on the U.S. Executives Profiles page.
While it would be a massive mistake to jump to conclusions, this change has previously signaled the departure of an Apple Senior VP — as it did when former iOS head Scott Forstall left the company in 2012.
In early 2012, Ive received a knighthood in the Queen’s New Year Honours List. While it had previously been reported in early 2011 that he may be retiring from Apple and returning to the UK, this obviously did not wind up happening.
Cult of Mac will provide updates on the current situation — which may turn out to be nothing more grievous than a website error. His profile is still appearing on the Executive Profiles page of Apple’s UK mini-site, on which he is listed as Senior Vice President of Design.