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10-30-2012, 03:35 PM #1
Forstall's Departure May Be 'Positive' for Apple
As MMi's Phillip Swanson reported Monday, longtime Apple executive and one-time Steve Jobs confidante Scott Forstall is being (allegedly) forced from his position at Apple in response to his refusal to sign a letter of apology relating to the embarrassing Apple Maps debacle.
Yet, surprisingly, the loss of Forstall isn't necessarily being viewed as a big negative for Apple. In fact, with celebrated designed Jony Ive now getting a bigger role at Apple in Forstall's absence, investors should no longer be as concerned as they once were about Ive's possible departure.
Piper Jaffray analyst Gene Munster said this morning that Ive will likely remain with Apple for the "foreseeable future." And that should ease the minds of many during yet another tumultuous executive shakeup. "This, combined with Tim Cook's nine years remaining on his contract with Apple, suggests the two most critical management figures will be in place for the longer term," Munster said.
Since Steve Jobs passed away last October, it is believed that Forstall has been an unmanageable personality in some ways around Apple, causing stress and frustration among many high-level officials at the company. Consequently, the scuttlebutt around Apple today is that Forstall's exit has resulted in a number of Apple executives celebrating the loss.
Tech Trader Daily - Barrons.com
10-30-2012, 04:01 PM #2
Until they fix the "Apple Maps debacle" they really have nothing to celebrate about. You still have a problem to fix.
10-30-2012, 04:18 PM #3
This article echoes my comments on the previous article about Scot Forstall's departure, well all except the bit about worried shareholders, I don't give a frak about them. And, YES I do want a medal.
10-30-2012, 04:29 PM #4
OMG, get over the Maps, I travel all the time and have no problem with the Map app. Try looking up and reading road signs....the world got along for a long time without Map Apps and SmartPhones.
10-30-2012, 05:11 PM #5
If Ives ever leaves, I might painfully switch over to mostly using Android.
10-30-2012, 05:11 PM #6
The world got along without Apple and iPhones also, people used simple cellphones or pay phones so what is your point?
It might not be a problem for you, it is for others.
Last edited by unison999; 10-30-2012 at 05:14 PM.
10-30-2012, 05:13 PM #7
modmyi is the biggest Isheep website. I dont see how this could be positive, he is a familiar face and people like him. He is actually one of 2 people that i like at apple. the other was Steve. rest of them are douches.
10-30-2012, 06:19 PM #8
Why two posts about Forstall but none about Apples head of Retail also leaving?
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10-30-2012, 09:24 PM #11
Im pretty sure if apple fired him they dont exactly think that will be a bad thing for the company..
10-30-2012, 11:03 PM #12
10-30-2012, 11:24 PM #13
I think we'll see less skeuomorphism with Forstall gone, which will be a good thing. He really had a hard-on for that stuff. Having Ive over the outside and now the inside (software) will be very good! The Maps thing isn't that big of a deal. I find errors using google maps all the time. No one is perfect, especially with a new release like that. At least they're fixing all the submitted errors and then some!
10-31-2012, 01:04 AM #14
Maps works perfect for me in Canada. I was impressed with the navigation too...
10-31-2012, 06:45 AM #15
The new Maps is awesome. Deal with it. Ya it doesn't help people who take the bus. But if your taking the bus....should you really even own a iPhone??? Perhaps buying a car first would be a better approach.El Zurdo
10-31-2012, 07:29 AM #16
Just because someone is a good speaker, showman or even a genius (forstall was not a genius) doesn't automatically exempt them from having a douche bag personality.
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11-04-2012, 05:27 AM #19
Reading road signs... you might well suggest, 'why complain about your sextant -- just use an astrolabe: they worked fine for a hundred years!'