Think about it.. when he's put in charge of overlooking two entirely separate departments.. wouldn't the quality of work decline? One man should only be in charge of one thing, that is in his area of expertise. I have a feeling that the quality of hardware is going to decline over the coming years because that is no longer his only primary area of focus due to his new role also as the VP of Software Engineering. or both Hardware and software (iOS and Mac) are going to take a turn for the worse. A man should only be responsible for one area of work. This is basic Business Management 101. What do you think?