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Apple fires Scott Forstall in biggest Management Shuffle since Years

Apple announced a new management structure. Biggest change is that Scott Forstall is out.

Oct 30 2012, 3:26am CDT | by

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Apple fires Scott Forstall in biggest Management Shuffle since Years

CEO Tim Cook is swinging the axe and announced a new structure of the Apple executive team. Scott Forstall is not part of it and will be leaving next year. Also out is John Browett, who was the new head of Retail. In short, Tim Cook is not accepting failure. He wants total dedication and collaboration. Rumors say that Scott Forstall refused to sign a letter apologizing for the Apple maps disaster. Additionally it is said that Scott Forstall and Jonathan Ivy did not get along.

The new executive management changes are aimed to encourage even more collaboration between the Company’s hardware, software and services teams. As part of these changes, Jony Ive, Bob Mansfield, Eddy Cue and Craig Federighi will add more responsibilities to their roles. 

“We are in one of the most prolific periods of innovation and new products in Apple’s history,” said Tim Cook, Apple’s CEO. “The amazing products that we’ve introduced in September and October, iPhone 5, iOS 6, iPad mini, iPad, iMac, MacBook Pro, iPod touch, iPod nano and many of our applications, could only have been created at Apple and are the direct result of our relentless focus on tightly integrating world-class hardware, software and services.”

The new Apple Executive Team structure:

Jony Ive will provide leadership and direction for Human Interface (HI) across the company in addition to his role as the leader of Industrial Design. His incredible design aesthetic has been the driving force behind the look and feel of Apple’s products for more than a decade.

Eddy Cue will take on the additional responsibility of Siri® and Maps, placing all of our online services in one group. This organization has overseen major successes such as the iTunes Store®, the App Store℠, the iBookstore℠ and iCloud®. This group has an excellent track record of building and strengthening Apple’s online services to meet and exceed the high expectations of our customers.

Craig Federighi will lead both iOS and OS X®. Apple has the most advanced mobile and desktop operating systems, and this move brings together the OS teams to make it even easier to deliver the best technology and user experience innovations to both platforms.

Bob Mansfield will lead a new group, Technologies, which combines all of Apple’s wireless teams across the company in one organization, fostering innovation in this area at an even higher level. This organization will also include the semiconductor teams, who have ambitious plans for the future.

 

 

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Luigi Lugmayr (Google) is the founding chief Editor of I4U News and brings over 15 years experience in the technology field to the ever evolving and exciting world of gadgets. He started I4U News back in 2000 and evolved it into vibrant technology magazine.
Luigi can be contacted directly at ml@i4u.com.

 

 

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