Forbes Names Scott Forstall “Name You Need to Know”

Forbes magazine has named Apple Senior Vice President of iPhone Software Scott Forstall “a name you need to know.” As part of a series of important leaders in technology and business, Mr. Forstall was tagged by the magazine because of his position as the head of iOS development.

“Keep an eye on Scott Forstall,” the magazine wrote, “the engineer who came to Apple from NeXT with Jobs, and who runs Apple’s iOS group, which now power more than 100 million iPhones, iPads, and iPods.”

Mr. Forstall has played an increasingly public role at Apple, often giving key presentations on advancements in the iOS platform, including iPhone and iPad developments, during keynote and media events by Apple CEO Steve Jobs. The Apple VP was chosen by Forbes editors from reader submissions in a crowd-sourcing project for the magazine’s January issue.

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Scott Forstall - Apple Vice President of iPhone Software
Source: Apple