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Apple pulls the trigger on yet another exec, this time it's the Apple Maps chief

Apple's Maps chief gets fired - the second to be fired over the Maps app failure

By: Anthony Garreffa from Nov 28, 2012 @ 5:33 CST

Ah, the Maps debacle continues to grow in size today with news that the executive in charge of Maps, Richard Williamson, being fired by Apple for his role in the mapping application. The failure of the Maps app is said to have hurt the debut of the new iPhone 5.


Williamson has now become the second executive to be relieved of his duties, with the first exec seeing the door being the Senior Vice President of iOS, Scott Forstall. Forstall's departure saw Eddie Cue in charge of the Maps department - let's hope he found his way there and wasn't using Maps on his iPhone 5.

Cue is said to be looking for advice from "outside mapping-technology experts" and has put pressure on TomTom to fix their landmark and navigational information in the data that they share with the Cupertino-based iPhone maker. Apple doesn't have any replacement set in stone for Williamson just yet, but Cue is reportedly looking to create a new leadership team for the group.


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