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Scott Forstall  (Source:
Rather, many Apple employees have welcomed the promotions given to Ive, Cue, Mansfield and Federighi

Apple's recent split with Scott Forstall seems to be a welcomed move by many who've worked with him at the Cupertino tech giant. 
Apple announced yesterday that Forstall, the vice president of iOS software, would be leaving the company next year after working there for 15 years. Apple didn't go into much detail other than that, but new reports are shedding light on the situation.
According to Giga OM, Forstall's departure was "fairly last minute" and "not something he initiated." Many iOS and OS X teams as well as engineers were surprised by the news and found out only minutes after it was announced.
However, Forstall didn't seem to make many friends during his time with Apple. Giga OM mentioned that Forstall's exit was "met with a sense of quiet jubilation, especially among people who worked in the engineering groups." Forstall didn't get along with Apple executives either, such as industrial designer Jony Ive, Senior Vice President of Internet Software and Services Eddy Cue, or Senior Vice President of Mac and Devices Hardware Engineering Bob Mansfield. 
Forstall was deeply criticized for the execution of Apple's latest maps app, which is the company's first in-house maps service application on iOS. It was released in September along with iOS 6, and mocked for its geography and navigation issues.
Reports have noted that Apple's time schedule for the maps launch was what led to the problems, insinuating that a quick launch was more important than a finished product. 
The New York Times reported that Forstall was asked to submit an apology letter for the Apple Maps fiasco, but he refused to do so. 
Now, Apple is showing Forstall the door, and no one seems to be too upset about it. Rather, many Apple employees have welcomed the promotions given to Ive, Cue, Mansfield and Craig Federighi, Apple's senior vice president of Mac Software Engineering.
Ive will take over Human Interface (HI) for the company while Cue will take on Siri, Maps, the iTunes Store, the App Store, iCloud and the iBookstore. Furthermore, Mansfield will lead a new group called "Technologies" for all of Apple's wireless teams while Federighi will take over iOS and OS X. 
In addition to Forstall, Apple fired its retail head John Browett as well. Browett, which only joined Apple in April of this year, was responsible for a faulty hiring formula that led to the reduction of part-time hours and several lay offs of retail employees. Some had only just finished their training. 

Source: Giga OM

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employess celebrating
By menotu on 10/30/2012 3:53:23 PM , Rating: 0
Do you honestly believe they have any choice...
just like they do when they are positioned in the front rows of the magical events and are cued to clap and cheer at each new item ( old or not )
these people need to keep their jobs and will do whatever Big Brother says...
Employees cheering ... orchestrated for the mass media and they buy it...

RE: employess celebrating
By web2dot0 on 10/30/12, Rating: 0
RE: employess celebrating
By ImJustSaying on 10/30/2012 4:35:34 PM , Rating: 1
You have a tendency to greatly oversimplify what are otherwise very complex situations and problems. But, if it allows you to feel like you understand the world better by doing so, then I'm not going to 'force' you to think otherwise. Willful ignorance; that's a choice too, right?

RE: employess celebrating
By menotu on 10/30/2012 5:50:38 PM , Rating: 2
let me know where I can buy a pair of rose colored glasses that you must be wearing.

RE: employess celebrating
By mindless1 on 10/30/2012 6:26:37 PM , Rating: 2
People have a reasonable expectation that their employer will not violate their rights to freedom of expression. Being paid to do a job and then being told to pretend they like everything is treating them as less than US citizens and goes against human nature.

People locked behind bars are not told they have to pretend to like everything, they have more of a choice on this than apple employees.

RE: employess celebrating
By KoolAidMan1 on 10/30/2012 8:12:00 PM , Rating: 2
I forgot just how idiotic the average DT poster can be, amazing that you morons believe this

RE: employess celebrating
By name99 on 10/30/2012 4:52:33 PM , Rating: 5
Oh for crying out loud.

Have you worked at Apple? I did, for ten years. No-one ever told us to clap or cheer. It was even optional to go to the special events or not --- I sometimes didn't go because I had work that needed to be finished, or wasn't especially interested in the product that was being discussed.

RE: employess celebrating
By Xplorer4x4 on 11/5/2012 4:36:42 PM , Rating: 2
Have you worked at Apple? I did, for ten years.

Are we talking 80s, 90s, or the new Millennium? Remember, Apple itself was not always the notorious company they have become. So I think a time frame is a very relevant fact in the matter.

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