Fortune profiles Jeff Williams, Apple's senior vice president for operations
As Steve Jobs stepped back from his role as Apple's (AAPL) larger-than-life frontman, a handful of senior executives emerged from his oversized shadow: Jony Ive, the soft-spoken industrial design wizard. Phil Schiller, the self-effacing marketing chief. Scott Forestall, the boyish head of iPhone and iPad software. And of course Tim Cook, the man who really ran Apple, now elevated to CEO.
In its Sept. 26 issue, Fortune puts the spotlight on Jeff Williams, the senior vice president for operations that writer-reporter JP Mangalindan calls Tim Cook's Tim Cook.
Below: An excerpt from Mangalindan's profile:
It was a wheel that revolved around Steve Jobs. How will it change under Tim Cook?
One of my favorite elements in Adam Lashinsky's How Apple Works -- the "inside" story that created a sensation when it appeared in the May 23 issue of Fortune but was made fully available online only last week -- was the organization chart assembled by Fortune's graphics team under the guidance of senior research editor Doris MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Aug 29, 2011 7:51 AM ET
The Boy Genius had it coming Tuesday; MacRumors says Wednesday
According to Apple's (AAPL) press release, iOS 4.3 was scheduled to be available Friday as a free update. This morning, the Boy Genius Report -- a tech blog with a better-than-average track record on such matters -- spread the rumor that it was coming today (Tuesday) at 1 p.m. EST (10 a.m. PST).
MacRumors had a different version. iOS 4.3 was coming MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Mar 8, 2011 1:15 PM ET
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