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Major Changes at Apple: Forstall Out, Ive into Larger Role

It appears the Apple Maps fiasco has claimed more than just a few well-known landmarks as victims; according to The New York Times, Senior Vice President of iOS Scott Forstall is exiting Apple next year, and will remain with the company as an adviser until that point.

The NYT attributes Forstall’s exit to politics; namely, the fact that Forstall was close with late Apple CEO Steve Jobs, but otherwise did not have a great deal of support inside the company. In fact, the rift between Forstall and famed Apple designer Jony Ive had grown so large that Ive refused to sit in the same meeting room with Forstall unless current CEO Tim Cook was there to mediate.

The final nail in the coffin for Forstall, though, seems to have been Apple’s Maps product.

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