The Straits Times
Published on Nov 28, 2012

Apple sacks executive in maps fiasco: Report


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.