iPad Air 3 will pack the same powerful processor as iPad Pro

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The iPad Pro's best features are coming to iPad Air 3.
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Apple isn’t skimping on processing power when it comes to the iPad Air 3 and iPhone 5se that are expected to be revealed next month.

Even though the new 4-inch iPhone is being aimed as a mid-range smartphone, Apple reportedly plans to include the same A9 processor found in the iPhone 6s, while the iPad Air 3 will pack the A9X processor found in the iPad Pro.

Meet the exec behind Apple’s game-changing A-series chips

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Johny Srouji, Apple's new senior VP for hardware technologies.
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Johny Srouji isn’t one of the best-known Apple executives, but a new feature profile by Bloomberg makes a case that he is one of the most important: being the senior VP for hardware technologies in charge of Apple’s A-series chips.

Srouji was promoted to the role back in December, and the new article (which features an exclusive interview with him) fills in some of the details about one of Apple’s lesser-known leaders — as well as revealing some of the challenges he faces with Apple’s internal components.

Apple’s A-series chip mastermind gets a happy Christmas bonus

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The man who designs Apple's chips just got a few more of his own.
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Johny Srouji may only have been an Apple Senior Vice President for a hot minute, but already he’s reaping the benefits of his new position — courtesy of the festive awarding of restricted stock units currently valued at $9.6 million, plus common stock holdings worth $10.9 million.

Apple’s management shake-up could make great gadgets even greater

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New titles and responsibilities in management could reshape Apple.
New titles and responsibilities in management could reshape Apple.
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Apple made some promotions and tweaked the responsibilities of some of its managers Thursday. Companies do it all the time without much notice or disruption to the goods and services they create.

But this is Apple. Any change in the way it does business could ultimately change our experiences with its product. That is the point behind CEO Tim Cook shifting and shoring up duties for some of his closet managers.

Apple’s unsung hero Jeff Williams is named new Chief Operating Officer

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The man described by Fortune as "Tim Cook's Tim Cook."
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Apple today announced a bit of a corporate reshuffle — with Jeff Williams named Chief Operating Officer, VP of Hardware Technologies Johny Srouji getting a boost up to Senior Vice President level, and Phil Schiller expanding his role as Senior VP of Worldwide Marketing to include running the App Store across all platforms.