Apple marketing director Phil Schiller takes a step back and transfers his responsibilities. Schiller will be spending more time with his family and has been named an Apple Fellow, an honorary title for Apple employees who have made significant contributions to the company.
Phil Schiller appointed as an Apple Fellow
The company announced this in a press release. Phil Schiller takes a step back and hands over his job as Apple Global Marketing Manager to Greg Joswiak. Schiller remains responsible for the management of the App Store and all Apple events.
In addition, the ex-marketing boss has been named an Apple Fellow, an honorary title for Apple employees who have left their mark on the company. Other Apple Fellows include co-founder Steve Wozniak and Guy Kawasaki, one of the company’s first employees.
Appointment as a Fellow is mainly a show of respect from Apple, because there are no concrete activities attached to the appointment. Apple Fellows are best seen as ambassadors who propagate the vision of Apple.
More time for family
Schiller, now 60, has worked for the iPhone maker since he was 27. He calls working for Apple “a dream come true”, but now wants to spend a little more time with his family, friends and personal projects. His time at Apple is far from over, Schiller assures. “I will continue to work here as long as they want me,” said the brand new Apple Fellow.
Greg Joswiak, the new marketing manager, previously served as vice president of global marketing of Apple products. So now he makes a promotion to general marketing director. Joswiak has been with Apple for over 20 years.
Next project this fall
Joswiak can start right away because the next Apple product is imminent. Apple will release the iPhone 12 this fall. The successor to the iPhone 11 has already been leaked many times and seems to get a new design, largely the same camera and possibly 5G support. In the video below, we look ahead to our expectations for the iPhone 12.