Jonathan Ive in Line to Succeed Steve Jobs?
Though mostly speculative, Timesonline.co.uk profiles Apple's Vice-President of Industrial Design, Jonathan Ive, as a possible successor CEO to Steve Jobs.
The author suggests that there has been some call for a plan for 'Apple after Steve Jobs', who is currently 52 years old. Jonathan Ive might be the man to take that place. Ive and Jobs are said to share a similar perfectionist attitude and are in close contact on a daily basis.
I think Steve Jobs has found somebody in Jony who knows how to complete or even exceed his vision, and do it time and time again, said Chee Pearlman, who hosted the event at which Mr Ive spoke four years ago.
Of course, some doubt that Ive has the charisma to replace Jobs as CEO, in what has been a very public role.
The question of Steve Jobs successor has been raised before, with one suggestion that Google's CEO Eric Schmidt might have taken a temporary role as Apple CEO during the option-backdating scandal.