Adam Lashinsky: Scott Forstall is Apple’s ‘CEO-in-Waiting’

Posted in Apple, Apple News on 17/01/2012 by Henry Taylor-Gill


Scott Forstall is Apple’s ‘CEO-in-waiting’, according to Adam Lashinsky, whose new book Inside Apple goes on sale January 25th, Apple 2.0 reports. The book argues that it is Forstall who most resembles the late Steve Jobs, both of them possessing incredible ambition and drive.

Forstall had previously gained a reputation as a “maddeningly political” Steve Jobs through BusinessWeek who also brought up the similarities between the two last October immediately after his passing.

It was reported that like Steve Jobs, Forstall always gets what he wants, and this personality trait has reportedly been the reason for the departure of several to executives. The book also suggests that Forstall “wears his ambition in plainer view than the typical Apple executive,” which would support BusinessWeek’s article.


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Henry is a student who is a huge Apple fan, and has used their products since day one. He can remember how happy he was when he received the first iPod back in 2001 as a birthday present. He has an international background, having spent most of his life in France but he now lives in the UK. He is also a native French speaker and can also speak Spanish at a decent level. In addition to tech, Henry is an avid sports fan and has his own sports blog.