More heads roll at Apple as company axes Apple Maps chief

29 Nov


Bloomberg is reporting that Apple (AAPL) has fired the executive in charge of its flawed mapping service. The Cupertino-based company was reportedly upset with Richard Williamson for his role in the Apple Maps fiasco, which is said to have hurt the debut of the iPhone 5. This is now the second executive that has been let go following the launch of Apple’s in-house mapping service. It was revealed last month that Scott Forstall, senior vice president of iOS, had been forced out of the company, leaving Eddie Cue in charge of the Maps department. Cue is said to be seeking advice from “outside mapping-technology experts” and is pressuring TomTom to fix landmark and navigational information in the data it shares with Apple. The company does not have a replacement for Williamson as of yet, however Cue is reportedly looking to create a new leadership team for the group.



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