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Meet Jeff Williams, Apple's New No. 2 (Video)

He's Tim Cook's Tim Cook. And he sat down with Walt Mossberg earlier this year. Watch:

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Jason Del Rey has been a business journalist for 15 years and has covered Amazon, Walmart, and the e-commerce industry for the last decade. He was a senior correspondent at Vox.

Many people have described Jeff Williams as Tim Cook’s Tim Cook. Now Apple has made it official: Williams will be Cook’s chief operating officer, taking over the role that Cook vacated when he became CEO.

Williams oversaw the development of the Apple Watch and has already been overseeing Apple’s global supply chain.

Williams spoke to Walt Mossberg at this year’s Code conference about developing the Watch project and much more.

Here’s the video:

Apple also announced an expanded role for marketing head Phil Schiller, who will now also run the App Store across all platforms. Johny Srouji, previously Apple’s VP of hardware technologies, has been elevated to Cook’s leadership team, with the title of senior vice president. And Tor Myhren, formerly chief creative officer of the ad agency Grey New York, has been hired to oversee Apple’s advertising efforts, replacing Hiroki Asai, who is retiring.

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