Apple shakes up board, removes Scott Forstall and John Broweet
All of Apple's wireless teams will be under the new Technologies group which will be under the control of Bob Mansfield, who had left Apple earlier in 2012 and has now returned. This group will also include the semiconductor teams.
recommend that iOS 6 users try non-Apple mapping apps until the problems with Apple Maps are corrected. Additionally, Forstall took no part in the recent introduction of the Apple iPad mini while those at the event characterized him as looking lost, doing nothing but offering support. Until he leaves the company next year, Forstall will serve as an advisor to Cook.
Meanwhile, Apple has previously said that it was looking for a new head of retail, somewhat surprising since Broweet joined the Cupertino based firm only 10 months ago, coming over from U.K. retailer Dixons, At this time, it is unclear how being sacked will affect Broweet's huge stock award consisting of 100,000 restricted stock units. The award, valued at over $60 million, won't fully vest if the executive leaves soon. The first 5,000 shares vested on October 20th with another 15,000 scheduled to vest on April 20th, the one year anniversary of the start of his short-lived employment at Apple.