Apple announced today that Jerome B. York, a member of Apple’s Board of Directors since 1997, has passed away, after being hospitalized late last evening with what his wife described as a massive cerebral hemorrhage. York was the chairman, president and CEO of Harwinton Capital, and was the former CFO of IBM and Chrysler, contributing to both companies’ turnarounds. “Jerry joined Apple’s Board in 1997 when most doubted the company’s future. He has been a pillar of financial and business expertise and insight on our Board for over a dozen years,” said Steve Jobs, Apple’s CEO. “It’s been a privilege to know and work with Jerry, and I’m going to miss him a lot.”
Charles Starrett was a senior editor at iLounge. He's been covering the iPod, iPhone, and iPad since their inception. He has written numerous articles and reviews, and his work has been featured in multiple publications.