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Old 29-10-2012, 22:09
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http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-20132843

Things not rosy in the church of apple ?
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Old 29-10-2012, 22:19
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They got of lightly. If Saint Steve had been there they would have been fired and fed to the lions
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Old 29-10-2012, 23:13
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LOL

I'm guessing Forstall is the sacrificial lamb for the Maps cock up.

As for Browett... I never understood why he was hired in the first place, given his past with Dixons...
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Old 30-10-2012, 03:05
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Mr Browett was seen as one of Mr Cook's big hires. The fact he has moved him out after such a short period of time may be seen as the Apple boss demonstrating a ruthless, but perhaps efficient streak.

"These changes show that Tim Cook is stamping his authority on the business," Ben Wood, analyst with CCS Insight, said.
LOL.

Analysts are so funny. Getting rid of his own guy is "stamping his authority"! More like admitting his big hire was a huge mistake.
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Old 30-10-2012, 07:10
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LOL

I'm guessing Forstall is the sacrificial lamb for the Maps cock up.
Macrumors says he refused to sign the apology for the Maps fiasco.

There's also the row over skeuomorphism in iOS, which seems to have caused a rift between different factions in Apple. Some of the features in iOS 6 look wrong for an Apple product so hopefully Jony Ive will get the company's interface policy back on track.
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Old 30-10-2012, 18:31
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LOL.

Analysts are so funny. Getting rid of his own guy is "stamping his authority"! More like admitting his big hire was a huge mistake.
Am guessing that comment is in relation to getting rid of Scott Forstall who came to App,e from Next with Steve Jobs.
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Old 30-10-2012, 22:46
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Since when did getting sacked mean "leaving in a year"?
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Old 30-10-2012, 23:13
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Since when did getting sacked mean "leaving in a year"?
When your role as Senior Vice President is reduced to advisor to the CEO is as good as. Doubtful he will be actually advising on anything.
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Old 30-10-2012, 23:17
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Since when did getting sacked mean "leaving in a year"?
Depends on the contract.

Many senior staff in large companies are on 12 months notice - on both sides of the contract.

How it is dealt with will vary - most usually gardening leave - though some companies will create "busy work" for the leaving person to keep them close enough to keep an eye on as they will know future strategies.

Keeping them out of the loop, but un-available to third parties protects their interests.
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Old 31-10-2012, 01:18
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They got of lightly. If Saint Steve had been there they would have been fired and fed to the lions
And then would have gone thermo nuclear on the remains.
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Old 31-10-2012, 04:43
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It's nice that Apple apologized. I just wish they come out with better products to make up for it. Here's to hoping.
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