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Apple sacks executive in maps fiasco: Report

Published on Nov 28, 2012 6:04 AM
 
A member of the media uses the map function of iPhone 5 after its introduction during Apple's iPhone media event in San Francisco, California in this Sept 12, 2012 file photo. Apple has ousted the executive who oversaw the mobile maps program which was a spectacular flop, a report said on Tuesday. -- PHOTO: REUTERS

SAN FRANCISCO (AFP) - Apple has ousted the executive who oversaw the mobile maps program which was a spectacular flop, a report said on Tuesday.

The Dow Jones website AllThingsD, citing a source familiar with the matter, reported that Rich Williamson was fired last week in an extension of a shakeup at the California tech giant begun a month ago.

Apple did not respond to an AFP request for comment.

The news comes a month after Apple announced the departure of its head of the mobile software unit, Mr Scott Forstall, as well as retail chief John Browett.

 
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