Apple on Thursday announced that it has named long-time ops team member Sabih Khan senior vice president of Operations. The press release comes alongside the news that Jony Ive is leaving the company to start his own design firm and Jeff Williams, Apple’s chief operating officer, will be spending more time in the design lab.
CBS has posted video of its Inside Apple interview conducted by 60 Minutes’ Charlie Rose. The interview encompasses a wide range of subjects such as Apple’s design studio activity, following Steve Jobs, the success of the Apple Watch, China, and much more.
True, most of the content consists of softball questions, and there’s really nothing new to be gleaned here that we didn’t already know. Still, it’s a highly-calculated, yet nevertheless interesting, look inside Ive’s design studio, Apple management meetings, and other behind-the-scenes clips. In other words, if you’re a fan of Apple, it’s basically must-see TV.
Apple today announced that it is promoting Jeff Williams to Chief Operating Officer. Williams has been the company’s Vice President of Operations and served as Tim Cook’s right-hand man during the latter’s multi-year tenure as Apple’s op-chief in the Steve Jobs era.
Phil Schiller, Apple’s Senior Vice President of Worldwide Marketing and the steward of its relationship with developers, will expand his role to include leadership of the App Stores across all Apple platforms.
Jeff Williams, Senior Vice President of Operations at Apple, recently had an interesting chat session with Re/code columnist Walt Mossberg at the annual Code Conference in which he briefly touched on the topic of the rumored Apple car project while offering his take on a wide range of topics such as Apple Watch sales, health, fitness and more.
A recap video was made immediately following the May 27 conference and now the publication has shared full video of the interview.
In addition to Apple Watch talk, Jeff Williams made some other interesting comments at the Code Conference on Wednesday. During his interview with Recode, Apple’s SVP of Operations seemingly confirmed the company’s rumored interest in cars.
“The car is the ultimate mobile device,” Williams nonchalantly noted, in response to a question regarding what the Cupertino firm will do with its staggering cash hoard beyond returning money to investors. “We are exploring a lot of different markets.”
In announcing WatchKit and an accompanying SDK for developing apps for the Apple Watch, the Cupertino firm originally said in a November 2014 press release that “starting later next year, developers will be able to create fully native apps” for the wrist-worn device.
As Apple’s op-chief Jeff Williams joined journalists Walt Mossberg and Kara Swisher on stage at Recode Conference earlier this morning, we got our official confirmation that native watch apps are indeed arriving this fall.
As announced previously, Jeff Williams, Apple’s Senior Vice President of Operations, sat down this morning with journalists Walt Mossberg and Kara Swisher at the Recode Conference at Terranea Resort in Rancho Palos Verdes.
He discussed some wide-ranging topics, including Apple’s gamble with the Apple Watch, how they went about solving reliability issues with Taptic Engine, how native apps will improve the Apple Watch experience come this fall, Apple’s focus on health and fitness and more.
Here’s a recap of his chat with Swisher and Mossberg.