“Who can replace Steve Jobs? When Apple needed a substitute after its iconic CEO backed out of delivering his annual keynote at the upcoming Macworld conference, it tapped Phil Schiller, its senior vice president of worldwide marketing,” Troy Wolverton writes for The San Jose Mercury News.
Wolverton writes, “The announcement last week that Schiller will fill in for Jobs at next month’s event begs a larger question: Who might step into Jobs’ shoes when he eventually departs Apple?”
Here are some of the personalities who top the list:
• Phil Schiller, 48, Senior vice president, worldwide product marketing
• Tim Cook, 48, Chief operating officer
• Ron Johnson, 50, Senior vice president, retail
• Bill Campbell, 68, Co-lead director at Apple and chairman of Intuit
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