Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 29th Oct 2012 22:13 UTC
Apple "Apple today announced executive management changes that will encourage even more collaboration between the Company's world-class 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. Apple also announced that Scott Forstall will be leaving Apple next year and will serve as an advisor to CEO Tim Cook in the interim." The most important thing to remember is that Ive will head interface design. Ive is supposedly not a big fan of skeuomorphism, so hopefully, iOS and OS X will move away from the My First Operating System-look. Expect the current popularity of skeumorphism - including elaborate reasoning as to why it's the best choice - to magically radically decline among Apple fans.
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by MOS6510 on Tue 30th Oct 2012 05:41 UTC
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Scott went from crown prince to "advisor", that's going from leading scorer for your team to assistant coach. It's a demotion and my guess is he'll eventually find another challenge somewhere else.

I don't think it's the maps thing, more people at Apple would have known the quality was dodgy. Tim could have overruled Scott and stuck a beta label on it.

He probably lost a power struggle with a couple of other VPs, one being Jony.

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