Following the death of Steve Jobs, now Arthur D. Levinson will serve as chairman of the board of Apple. Present since 2005 in the Board of Directors of Apple, Arthur Levinson was consulted on matters of audit and finance, governance and nomination in society as well as compensation issues. It was also present at the Board of Directors of the biotechnology company Genentech from 1995 to 2009, and is still a board member of the pharmaceutical company Roche. The board of directors of Apple, Arthur Levinson has argued for including the opening of an App Store and the development of native applications.
In the process, Robert A. Iger, CEO of Walt Disney, also joined the Apple board. He had worked with Steve Jobs to allow distribution of Disney content on iTunes Store. Recall also that Disney was strongly related to Steve Jobs since Disney had bought in 2006 the studio Pixar, owned by Steve Jobs, Apple boss making the largest individual shareholder of Disney and a member of the Board of Directors.