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Apple executive refused to apologise for Maps: Report

Associated Press
Oct 31, 2012 at 10:00am IST

New York: The head of Apple's iPhone software development was asked to resign after he refused to sign a letter apologising for the flaws of Apple's mapping application, according to a published report.

The Wall Street Journal says Scott Forstall's refusal was the latest clash between him and other executives, and led to the company's announcement Monday that he is stepping down and leaving the company next year.

Forstall's unit was responsible for the Maps application, which was unfavourably compared to the Google Maps app it replaced.

Apple executive refused to apologise for Maps: Report

The head of Apple's iPhone software development was asked to resign after he refused apologise for Maps.

Apple also announced the immediate departure of John Browett, a British retail executive who took over Apple's stores in April.

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