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Philip W. "Phil" Schiller is Senior Vice President of Worldwide Marketing at Apple Inc.[1] He is a prominent figure in Apple's famed presentations and has been a member of the company's executive team since Steve Jobs returned to Apple in 1997.[3]

Phil Schiller
Born (1960-06-08) June 8, 1960 (age 59)
EducationB.S., Boston College, 1982 (Biology)
OccupationSenior Vice President of Worldwide Marketing[1]
EmployerApple Inc.[1]
Board member ofIllumina (2016-)[2]

Early life and careerEdit

Schiller was born in Natick, Massachusetts on June 8, 1960. He graduated from Boston College in 1982 with a B.S. in biology. Besides his role at Apple Schiller has held a variety of positions including VP of Product Marketing at Macromedia of San Francisco, CA; Director of Product Marketing at FirePower Systems, Inc. of Menlo Park, CA; IT Manager at Nolan, Norton & Co. of Lexington, MA; and Programmer and Systems Analyst at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston, MA.[1]

At Apple Schiller worked on the formation and marketing of iMac, MacBook, MacBook Pro, iPod, macOS, and subsequent products. Schiller is credited with coming up with the idea for the original iPod's click wheel interface.[4][5]

Schiller frequently played a supporting role in keynotes given by Steve Jobs, usually presenting new products like iPhones and iPads. While Jobs was on medical leave Schiller gave several keynotes including Apple's last appearance at Macworld/iWorld on January 6, 2009 and the WWDC keynote on June 8, 2009; both presentations were typically done by Jobs himself. Among the things announced at these events were the updated MacBook Pro lines, the iPhone 3GS, and new versions of iLife and iWork as well as pricing and DRM changes to the iTunes Store.


  1. ^ a b c d "Press Info - Apple Leadership". Apple, Inc.
  2. ^ Dillet, Romain. "Apple's Phil Schiller named to the board of DNA sequencing company Illumina". TechCrunch.
  3. ^ Parekh, Rupal. "The Most Highly Paid CMO in the World: Apple's Philip Schiller". AdAge.
  4. ^ Kahney, Leander (2009). Inside Steve's brain (Expanded ed.). New York: Portfolio. p. 223. ISBN 1591842972.
  5. ^ Levy, Steven Levy. "An Oral History of Apple's Infinite Loop". Wired. Retrieved 17 September 2018.

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