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New Report Outlines Potential Successors to Apple's CEO Tim Cook and Other Senior Executives

Friday September 11, 2020 5:34 am PDT by
In a new report, Bloomberg's Mark Gurman has laid out Apple's current succession planning for the company's senior leadership roles. The report explains that Apple is increasingly devoting attention to developing a "new generation of leaders" who will eventually take over senior roles in the company. Amid increasing awareness that CEO Tim Cook and his management group of senior vice...

Apple COO Jeff Williams: 'People Have Been Really Resourceful and We're Moving the Ball Forward'

Thursday May 7, 2020 1:01 pm PDT by
Apple's chief operating officer Jeff Williams is "optimistic" about the economy's ability to rebound from the impact of the global health crisis, according to an interview he did with Fox Business this morning. Williams said that he feels great about the economy in the long haul, and cited Apple's recent launch of three new products. "I am optimistic. As you look around, you see the resilience ...

Bloomberg: Jeff Williams is Second-Most Important Person at Apple, Operates Similar to Tim Cook

Monday July 22, 2019 5:41 am PDT by
Last month, Apple announced that Jony Ive will be leaving Apple later this year to form an independent design company, with Apple among its primary clients. In turn, Apple indicated that its operations chief Jeff Williams will spend more of his time working with its design team in their studio. Williams has long been considered a frontrunner to succeed Tim Cook as CEO of Apple, and with his...

New Profile Delves Into Background of Jony Ive Successor Jeff Williams

Friday July 5, 2019 8:48 am PDT by
When Jony Ive announced that he is leaving Apple to start his own design firm, Apple confirmed that chief operating officer Jeff Williams is set to oversee many of the product design responsibilities previously held by Ive. In a new profile today by The Wall Street Journal, Williams' history at Apple is highlighted, including his potential as a future successor to CEO Tim Cook. According to...

Apple COO Jeff Williams 'Very Aware Of' Concerns Over Apple Product Cost

Sunday February 24, 2019 3:04 pm PST by
Apple COO Jeff Williams spoke at Elon University on Friday, Feb. 22 and spoke of his history in joining Apple in 1998. The Times News covers his talk in detail. Williams also took questions from students in the audience. One student asked Williams if Apple had any plans to reduce prices considering the seemingly large margins on Apple products based on analyst reports. Williams dismissed those ...

Apple Watch Chief Jeff Williams Says ECG App is 'Huge Opportunity' to Empower People About Their Health

Thursday December 6, 2018 6:14 am PST by
Apple today announced that its ECG app will be available on the Apple Watch Series 4 today as part of watchOS 5.1.2. Alongside that news, TIME has published a new interview with Apple's CEO Tim Cook and COO Jeff Williams. The article begins with a story about 46-year-old Texas resident Kevin Foley, who was having trouble breathing normally during a movie. Fortunately, since he was wearing an ...

Apple's Jeff Williams Speaks About Artificial Intelligence and More at TSMC's 30th Anniversary Ceremony

Monday October 23, 2017 8:35 am PDT by
Apple's operating chief Jeff Williams was in Taiwan today to attend the 30th anniversary ceremony of Taiwanese Semiconductor Manufacturing Corporation, more commonly abbreviated as TSMC. There, he spoke about artificial intelligence, the future of the semiconductor industry, and more. Williams first reflected on how Apple and TSMC began working together seven years ago. Today, TSMC is the...

Apple COO Jeff Williams and Foxconn Chief Will Reportedly Meet Amid iPhone X Production Issues

Friday October 20, 2017 8:37 am PDT by
Apple's operating chief Jeff Williams will reportedly meet Foxconn chairman Terry Gou later this month, following several reports about ongoing iPhone X production issues, according to Nikkei Asian Review. While the report did not say which topics Gou and Williams will discuss, it said the two executives will presumably look at ways to deal with the manufacturing bottleneck for Apple's new...

Tim Cook and Jeff Williams Named to TIME's List of 20 Most Influential People in Tech Right Now

Tuesday May 9, 2017 8:45 am PDT by
Apple CEO Tim Cook and COO Jeff Williams have been named to TIME's list of The 20 Most Influential People in Tech Right Now. Cook ranked fourth for his "nearly unmatched influence over the technology world" as head of the world's most valuable company.Anything Apple does is bound to be copied by a seemingly endless number of rivals, meaning his choices will reverberate far beyond One...

Jeff Williams Named Apple COO, Phil Schiller Takes Over App Store Leadership

Thursday December 17, 2015 6:07 am PST by
Apple has announced an executive shakeup today that sees Jeff Williams promoted to Chief Operating Officer and marketing chief Phil Schiller taking over App Store leadership across all Apple platforms. Williams, who joined Apple in 1998 as head of worldwide procurement, becomes Apple's fourth C-level executive alongside CEO Tim Cook, Chief Financial Officer Luca Maestri and Chief Design...

Full Video of Jeff Williams Interview at Code Conference Now Available

Thursday June 18, 2015 7:15 am PDT by
Re/code has shared the full video and transcript of Apple senior vice president of operations Jeff Williams speaking with journalist Walt Mossberg at Code Conference in Ranchos Palos Verdes last month. Williams reflected on a number of topics during the half-hour session, ranging from the Apple Watch and wearable technology to running Apple's supply chain and overseeing the development of...

Apple Executive Jeff Williams to Speak at Code Conference in Late May

Thursday May 7, 2015 5:08 am PDT by
Apple's Senior Vice President of Operations Jeff Williams will speak at the annual Code Conference, held this May 26-28 in Rancho Palos Verdes, California, reports Re/code. Williams joined Apple in 1998 and leads a team responsible for the company's supply chain management, and during the past two years has also overseen development of the Apple Watch and health initiatives such as ResearchKit. ...

Apple CEO Tim Cook Earned $9.2M in Fiscal 2014, Doubling 2013 Compensation

Thursday January 22, 2015 2:00 pm PST by
Apple CEO Tim Cook's compensation for fiscal 2014 was $9.22 million, according to a newly released SEC filing. That breaks down to a salary of $1.7 million and non-equity incentive compensation of $6.7 million, double the $4.3M compensation he received in 2013. Apple's newest executive hire, Angela Ahrendts, received $73 million in cash and stock. That includes a $400,000 salary, a $500,000...