Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Bob Iger Joins Apple's Board

Looks like Apple and Disney will continue to have a very strong tie despite the death of Steve Jobs. Apple has appointed Bob Iger to its Board of Directors.

Adding Iger may cement ties to Disney, on whose board Jobs had a seat, and may ensure that Apple retains access to the entertainment company’s TV shows and movies, said Gene Munster, an analyst at Piper Jaffray Cos. Levinson’s appointment lets Tim Cook concentrate on being CEO without the added responsibility of being chairman, he said.

“They’re trying to shore up the Disney relationship or strengthen that relationship because it’s an important part of where Apple is going,” Munster said.
So far, nothing unexpected. One would hope that while Disney and Apple continue their synergetic relationship, it doesn't and continues with the other mobile operating system, mainly the Android OS.


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