Sources close to Apple tell Code/red that Dowling was tapped as
interim head of public relations last week by CEO Tim Cook, who
has been looking to put a friendlier, more approachable face on
Apple’s public relations efforts. Evidently, Apple’s search
outside of the company has so far proven fruitless. Dowling’s
appointment has been framed to employees as an interim one and I’m
told Apple will continue to evaluate worthy outside candidates if
one should pop up. That said, the fact that Cook has officially
put Dowling at the top of Apple’s PR organization suggests he
could remain there.
Sounds strange to me that after six months, this decision is still labeled “interim”. Looks indecisive.