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PostPosted: Mon Oct 29, 2012 5:13 pm    Post subject: Apple Announces Management Changes Reply with quote

Apple Announces Management Changes
Monday, October 29, 2012
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Apple today announced executive management changes that, according to the company, will encourage even more collaboration between the company's hardware, software and services teams. As part of these changes, Jony Ive, Bob Mansfield, Eddy Cue and Craig Federighi will add more responsibilities to their roles. Apple also announced that Scott Forstall will be leaving Apple next year and will serve as an advisor to CEO Tim Cook in the interim. Down below is more information from the press release.

Jony Ive will provide leadership and direction for Human Interface across the company in addition to his role as the leader of Industrial Design. His incredible design aesthetic has been the driving force behind the look and feel of Apple's products for more than a decade.

Eddy Cue will take on the additional responsibility of Siri and Maps, placing all of our online services in one group. This organization has overseen major successes such as the iTunes Store, the App Store, the iBookstore and iCloud. This group has an excellent track record of building and strengthening Apple's online services to meet and exceed the high expectations of our customers.

Craig Federighi will lead both iOS and OS X. Apple has the most advanced mobile and desktop operating systems, and this move brings together the OS teams to make it even easier to deliver the best technology and user experience innovations to both platforms.

Bob Mansfield will lead a new group, Technologies, which combines all of Apple's wireless teams across the company in one organization, fostering innovation in this area at an even higher level. This organization will also include the semiconductor teams, who have ambitious plans for the future.

Additionally, John Browett is leaving Apple. A search for a new head of Retail is underway and in the interim, the Retail team will report directly to Tim Cook. Apple's Retail organization has an incredibly strong network of leaders at the store and regional level who will continue the excellent work that has been done over the past decade to revolutionize retailing with unique, innovative services for customers.




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PostPosted: Mon Oct 29, 2012 5:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The Scott Forstall thing would have surprised me, but I was listening to the Macbreak Weekly podcast a couple weeks ago and they said everyone in management sort of hated him. In fact, they almost lost Bob Mansfield over the tensions. It was something like that.
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 29, 2012 5:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I bet the Maps fiasco in iOS 6 didn't help Scottie out either. Unless he's leaving on his own terms.

It's cool that Jonathan Ive will be in charge of HIG now. He's the only one left with Steve's magic.
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 29, 2012 10:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Having Jony Ive in charge of software is like music to my ears. I wouldn't doubt that he's going to put an end to all this skeuomorphic design we are seeing from Apple too.
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