After 33 years, the company is leaving one of the most well-known faces on Apple’s job as “senior vice president of worldwide marketing”, but Schiller is not leaving Apple altogether. In his job as an “Apple Fellow”, he will continue to be responsible for the App Store and Apple Events, where above all the former is not a small area of responsibility at all.
Phil Schiller has worked at Apple since 1987, and has thus, side by side with other big Apple names such as Steve Jobs, Tim Cook and Jony Ive, been on the journey from an Apple that was on the verge of bankruptcy in the late 90’s, to the giant Apple is today.
The reason is that Schiller, who turns 60 this year, wants to devote more time to family and his own projects.
– It has been a dream come true for me to work at Apple, with so many products that I love, with all these friends – Steve, Tim and so many more, says Schiller in a press release. I started at Apple when I was 27, this year I turned 60 and it’s time for me to make some planned changes in my life. I will continue to work here as long as they want me, I bleed in six colors, but I also want to take some time during the years I have ahead of me for my family, and a few personal projects that I care a lot about.