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Reason Apple Exec Got Fired: No Maps Apology

Scott Forstall wouldn't sign company letter

(Newser) - Now we know why Apple canned iOS guru Scott Forstall : He refused to sign a letter apologizing for iOS 6's much-maligned map app, sources tell the Wall Street Journal —a letter that CEO Tim Cook wound up signing himself . Forstall was close with Steve Jobs, and indeed was... More »

Apple Dumps Map-App Exec

Scott Forstall gets the boot after software 'blunder'

(Newser) - Apple dropped two of its top executives today in the wake of embarrassing software mistakes and criticism over cuts in retail staffing, Reuters reports. Software chief Scott Forstall—once considered a future replacement for Tim Cook—will depart next year and remain as an adviser to Cook until then. Forstall... More »

Apple's Bite Bigger Than Ever

Computer sales surge as new operating system nears debut

(Newser) - Sales of Mac computers are booming, boosted by the success of Apple's iPod and iPhone among PC users. Apple will move into third place among computer makers today—behind Hewlett Packard and Dell, reports the New York Times. The surge comes just as Apple is about to release the new... More »

Why Apple May Fall Close to the Tree

Company walks tight balance between innovation and alienation, experts say

(Newser) - As geeks rev up for a surprise announcement in San Francisco tomorrow, the media is abuzz about what's next for Apple, the Chronicle reports. The iPhone maker has signaled it won't rest on its laurels, but the next big product is unclear—rumors abound about a new iPod, a video-enhanced... More »

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