• Jony Ive’s coming departure from Apple underscores the firm’s attempts to shift from hardware to software.

  • Most of the execs trying to make this pivot happen are wealthy men in their 50s who got rich from Apple’s golden age of inventing cool hardware like the iPhone.

  • It isn’t clear they can bring about this reinvention, and if there’s a wider succession plan, then they need to make that clear to investors, fast.

Apple needs to make clear its succession plan, and fast.