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Apple's retail VP Jerry McDougal calls it quits

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Apple's retail VP Jerry McDougal calls it quits
Jerry McDougal in happier times

Jerry McDougal in happier times

There seems to be a subtle change in the atmosphere at Apple. With the stock down 31% from its all time high made on the day that the Apple iPhone 5 launched, and as Wall Street analysts lower their target on the company's stock, there is a new feeling in the air around Cupertino. And now, some of the tech titan's executives are leaving the company. On Tuesday, Apple VP of Retail, Jerry McDougal, resigned. McDougal was considered to be a possible choice to fill the vacant office with title Senior VP of Retail on the door.

McDougal will be replaced by Jim Bean, formerly VP of Finance. Meanwhile, Apple is still looking for someone to replace John Browett, the man that was at the top of the totem pole at Apple's retail division. You might recall that Browett joined Apple last year after a stint at retailer Dixons and was quickly awarded a pay package worth as much as $61 million before getting canned by Apple.

"Retail has an incredibly strong network of leaders at the store and regional level, and they will continue the excellent work they’ve done over the past decade to revolutionize retailing with unique, innovative services and a focus on the customer that is second to none. Jim Bean is moving to Retail to help support our store teams. Jim has been at Apple for 15 years and is a great leader who understands our culture and focus on customer service."-Steve Dowling, Apple spokesman

source: ifoAppleStore via AllThingsD

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posted on 15 Jan 2013, 19:01 1

1. RohanM (Posts: 134; Member since: 15 Jan 2013)


first..... :p

posted on 15 Jan 2013, 21:16 6

11. s.mrabet (Posts: 117; Member since: 26 Oct 2011)


u want a cookie?

posted on 15 Jan 2013, 22:43

22. Fallin (Posts: 63; Member since: 10 Oct 2011)


Can I have a cookie? I want a Chocolate Chip or Peanut Butter. Thanks....LOL

posted on 16 Jan 2013, 16:26

28. dorianb (Posts: 426; Member since: 24 Oct 2012)


& not a F^$% was given

posted on 15 Jan 2013, 19:09 11

2. techguy22 (Posts: 227; Member since: 09 Aug 2012)


wake me up when Tim cook calls it quits lol i wish :P

posted on 15 Jan 2013, 19:44 21

3. MeoCao (unregistered)


why should he quit? He is doing a great job: World changing Apple Maps, bendable iPhones and exciting sky diving of Apple stock :)

posted on 15 Jan 2013, 20:00 4

5. techguy22 (Posts: 227; Member since: 09 Aug 2012)


hahah that is true my friend.

posted on 15 Jan 2013, 20:41 5

9. fanboy1974 (Posts: 1287; Member since: 12 Nov 2011)


Yup, he will allow Apple to crumble to nothing. If Apple was to disappear tomorrow it wouldn't even affect me. When Steve Jobs died Apple went with him. There is no innovation coming out of Apple worth buying.
So Tim Cook can either innovate or just run Apple into the ground. A iPhone 5S will guarantee that I will not buy a Apple product in 2013.

posted on 15 Jan 2013, 21:47 3

14. darkkjedii (Posts: 12556; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


Y r u guys so eager to see apple fall?

posted on 15 Jan 2013, 22:14 1

20. cripton805 (Posts: 995; Member since: 18 Mar 2012)


I agree.

posted on 15 Jan 2013, 23:34 4

24. ilia1986 (unregistered)


Because we are still very very very angry at the only consumer electronics company which limited consumer choice via banning of competitibe products - and which still attempts to do so to this very day.

posted on 16 Jan 2013, 00:53 2

26. akishakoi (Posts: 65; Member since: 06 Dec 2011)


because they are greedy to the bones. they are more going after the money than innovating.

posted on 15 Jan 2013, 19:58 7

4. ama3654 (Posts: 249; Member since: 27 Nov 2012)


wohh O! the mass exodus has begun, we lost the thermonuclear war!!!

posted on 15 Jan 2013, 20:14 7

6. tbacba (Posts: 62; Member since: 31 Mar 2010)


Those in the know (the rats) always the first to abandon ship.

posted on 15 Jan 2013, 20:21 2

7. ama3654 (Posts: 249; Member since: 27 Nov 2012)


LMAO!!!

posted on 15 Jan 2013, 21:36 3

13. fanboy1974 (Posts: 1287; Member since: 12 Nov 2011)


Just remembered the scene from the Titanic.

posted on 15 Jan 2013, 21:48

15. darkkjedii (Posts: 12556; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


So did I lmao

posted on 15 Jan 2013, 20:27 11

8. blingblingthing (Posts: 459; Member since: 23 Oct 2012)


Looks like Tim Cook caught another using an android phone in the office.

posted on 15 Jan 2013, 20:50 5

10. techguy22 (Posts: 227; Member since: 09 Aug 2012)


lmfao you win the internet today my friend. kudos .

posted on 15 Jan 2013, 21:22 3

12. weederr (Posts: 4; Member since: 02 Jan 2013)


And so it has begun!

posted on 15 Jan 2013, 21:50 3

16. darkkjedii (Posts: 12556; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


This IS really interesting whats going on inside apple. It seems to b something bad too

posted on 15 Jan 2013, 21:59

17. vijaysivakula (Posts: 169; Member since: 17 Aug 2011)


after reading all the comments I am still stuck on that, "bendable iphones"?

posted on 15 Jan 2013, 22:03 2

18. jsdechavez (Posts: 708; Member since: 20 Jul 2012)


the apple phones that bent in the back pocket..haha

posted on 16 Jan 2013, 01:00 1

27. akishakoi (Posts: 65; Member since: 06 Dec 2011)


the bendable phone that made it to TIME's best phone of 2012. RIDICULOUS!!!!!!!!!

posted on 15 Jan 2013, 22:09 2

19. CRICKETownz (Posts: 980; Member since: 24 Oct 2009)


i hope the crumble manifests in Apple lowering their pricing for their computers...

posted on 15 Jan 2013, 22:16 3

21. cripton805 (Posts: 995; Member since: 18 Mar 2012)


They are probably blaming the retail Dept. for the drop and they were probably like
"F*** you guys then... I quit"

And we all know it wasn't the retail dept...

posted on 15 Jan 2013, 23:06 4

23. ramonleonjr62 (Posts: 48; Member since: 17 Oct 2012)


the empire is feeling the heat from a little green andriod (((:

posted on 15 Jan 2013, 23:38 4

25. ilia1986 (unregistered)


Apple should patent firing employees. I mean - they do it best as of lately.

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