Philip W. Schiller is the senior vice president of worldwide marketing at Apple Inc. He is a prominent figure in Apple's public presentations. He aids Apple CEO Tim Cook and has been a member of the company's executive leadership team since Steve Jobs returned to Apple in 1997. He is a graduate of Boston College.
Schiller has over 24 years of experience in product marketing and management, including seventeen years at Apple in various capacities. His previous experience also included positions at Macromedia (Vice President of Product Marketing), FirePower Systems, Inc. (Director of Product Marketing), Nolan, Norton & Company and Massachusetts General Hospital (Programmer and Systems Analyst).
At Apple, Schiller was instrumental in the formation and marketing of iMac, iBook, PowerBook G4, iPod, Mac OS X, and subsequent products. Schiller is credited with coming up with the idea for the original iPod's scroll wheel interface.
Schiller frequently participated in a supporting role in keynote presentations given by Steve Jobs, usually presenting new products, like the iPhone and the iPad. During Steve Jobs's medical leave of absence, he presented numerous keynote presentations himself (with supporting segments by other Apple staff), including Apple's last appearance at IDG's Macworld trade show on January 6, 2009 and the WWDC keynote on June 8, 2009. Both presentations, held in San Francisco, were typically presented by Jobs himself. Among the things announced at these events were the updated MacBook Pro lines, the iPhone 3GS, new versions of the iLife and iWork suites as well as pricing and DRM changes to the iTunes Store. Schiller was the main person to host Apple events while the company was making the transition to Tim Cook assuming the role of CEO.
In March 2013, Schiller criticized Android's user experience in an interview with Reuters.