Apple announced that Jeff Williams, Senior Vice President Operations, is now Chief Operating Officer which is CEO Tim Cook’s old title. Williams has been heavily involved in the Apple Watch team as well as the open source Researchkit initiative.
Phil Schiller, Apple’s Worldwide Marketing SVP, will now be the overseer of all App Store leadership. The App Store change notably follows discontent from developers that the iPhone App Store has seen more focus than the Mac App Store, which key devs have left in recent months. This new move officially acknowledges Schiller’s role as the head of the App Store going forward.
These App Stores now include the iPhone and iPad App Store on iOS, Apple Watch App Store for watchOS, Apple TV App Store for tvOS, and the Mac App Store on OS X. In addition, Johny Srouji, who use to be Vice President Hardware Technologies, is being promoted to the SVP of Hardware Technologies. The company will also see Tor Myhren join the company early 2016 to become VP of Marketing Communications.
If you want to see Apple’s leadership page, you can visit apple.com/pr.
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