Tuesday, 30 October 2012
Apple Map Fails, iOS Boss Resigns
Two Apple senior executives will resign from the iPhone and iPad company manufacturers. The announcement was submitted officially by Apple along with major changes in their management.
Two high-ranking Apple executives are Scott Forstall, head of iOS applications, and retail chief John Browett.
As quoted from the BBC, the announcement was made following the resignation of embarrassing problems that occur in the new digital map software, Apple Maps, and a disappointing quarterly report.
For information, Apple has launched a new operating system iOS6, with features such as maps that can be used as a satellite navigation.
Unlike previous versions of iOS, iOS6 did not include Google Maps and Apple chose to make your own map application. However, Apple Maps is considered not as accurate as Google maps.
Apple faces criticism after the new map software released last month showed inaccuracies and errors put cities.
The case that led to Apple's CEO, Tim Cook, to apologize to the consument and a number of criticisms also directed to Forstall who is behind the making of the application bigwigs Apple Maps.
Position Forstall, Apple is actually very important. He is one of Apple's top brass is believed to be one of the advisors CEO of Apple, Tim Cook. Forstall who had joined Apple in 1997 could be called a par with Apple products designer Jonathan Ive.
As quoted by Reuters, Forstall addition to being responsible for the failure of Apple Maps, it is also considered to have failed to develop the voice assistant app Siri.
Forstall will leave Apple in 2013 and for a while he would be an advisor Tim Cook. While John Browett would immediately resign.
Browett pulled Apple from British electronics company, Dixons, six months ago. He was in charge of reducing staff in stores owned by Apple.
Efforts to find a replacement Browett has been done, and the time the stores will submit a report directly to Tim Cook.