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.
- >> NEXT STORY: Sharp unveils 32-inch 4K IGZO-based LCD, won't be on Santa's sleigh, unfortunately
- << PREVIOUS STORY: Samsung busted for pushing employees for 16-hour workdays with just a single day off per month
PRICING: You can find products similar to this one for sale below.
United States: Find other tech and computer products like this over at Amazon.com
United Kingdom: Find other tech and computer products like this over at Amazon.co.uk
Australia: Find other tech and computer products like this over at Amazon.com.au
Canada: Find other tech and computer products like this over at Amazon.ca
Deutschland: Finde andere Technik- und Computerprodukte wie dieses auf Amazon.de