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Apple Executives to Exit

Posted 30 October 2012 - 11:34 AM

Were you a complainer of the Apple Maps replacement on ios6? If so, you certainly were not alone. & apparently all of the complaining accurate or not, as Google was certainly putting less effort into their maps for iPhone devices as they were their own Nexus & Android, has caused quite a stir in the Apple management & internal structure.

Mobile software head Scott Forstall refused to sign a group apology, & was therefor asked to leave. Retail chief John Browett, was also ousted.

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Posted 30 October 2012 - 11:49 AM

Bwahahaha... the room for independence and character is about as thick as their new cases. No maverick chasing in them halls!

Jokes aside interesting chunks from that link:

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Mr. Browett, who only recently was appointed head of the company's retail operations, failed to fit in at Apple and made some mistakes. They included the faulty implementation of a new staffing formula that cut some employee hours too severely.


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Mr. Forstall's departure came after mounting tension with members of Apple's executive ranks. For years, senior executives had complained that he wasn't cooperative and showed off his close relationship with Apple's late co-founder Steve Jobs.

The 43-year-old Mr. Forstall recently told people that there is no "decider" now that Mr. Jobs is gone, according to a person briefed on the conversation.

Mr. Forstall also recently sent some members of Apple's iOS software team an email saying he felt the group wasn't working on enough big ideas in mobile software, according to a person briefed on the email.

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