The shakeup was unexpected, and yet perfectly timed following CEO Tim Cook’s hearing just days prior, and months of intense App Store scrutiny. While their titles have changed, Phil still remains in control of the App Store and Apple events. Despite the announcement in August, Apple just this week updated its leadership page to reflect the changes.
Since joining Apple in June 1986, Joz has played a pivotal role in developing and launching some of the world’s most beloved consumer products, including the original iPod and iPhone. Joz began his career at Apple working on the early Macintosh computers and supporting the Mac’s community of third-party developers.
Phil Schiller is now listed as an Apple Fellow, which according to Apple means he will remain in control of the App Store and Apple Events.