Report: Apple Employees Celebrating Scott Forstall's Departure
October 30, 2012 3:06 PM
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Rather, many Apple employees have welcomed the promotions given to Ive, Cue, Mansfield and Federighi
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.
, 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.
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RE: Not Surprised
10/31/2012 8:08:22 AM
Don't forget the turtleneck, and the holier than thou attitude!
"Well, we didn't have anyone in line that got shot waiting for our system." -- Nintendo of America Vice President Perrin Kaplan
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