Sources: Scott Forstall forced out for not signing Maps apology letter

By Shawn Knight
Oct 30, 2012
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  1. More information on Apple's recent executive management mix-up is beginning to surface. The New York Times and CNN Money are both reporting that Scott Forstall may have been forced out of Apple because he refused to put his name on...

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  2. Ranger12

    Ranger12 TechSpot Guru Posts: 629   +115

    If he really is the jerk they say he is I'm surprised he made it this far. Usually these types of people don't become jerks overnight. You can see it coming long before they get out of business school.
  3. m4a4

    m4a4 TechSpot Addict Posts: 505   +133

    "Forstall allegedly thought the complaints regarding quality were overblown"

    Sounds like what most of the sheeple thought of the situation, even though the lack of quality was insulting.
    A few buds of mine insisted that they would be fixed in a week and no harm done... -_-
  4. Ranger1st

    Ranger1st TechSpot Enthusiast Posts: 265   +77

    1 douchebag down.. the rest of apple management staff to go..
  5. He probably hated Google Maps and thought he could do better, NOT!
  6. MilwaukeeMike

    MilwaukeeMike TechSpot Evangelist Posts: 2,010   +681

    So he wouldn't put his name on the letter.... and here, little naive me thought that someone from management actually wrote the letter.

    This guy's time was probably up when Steve died. I would imagine being a jerk at Apple was much more acceptable when the biggest jerk in the building was in charge.
    Uvindu likes this.
  7. Tygerstrike

    Tygerstrike TechSpot Enthusiast Posts: 827   +93

    Mmmmmm.... Is that burning Scapegoat I smell?? This smells like an excuse more then anything else. Im betting that CrApple Managment was just looking for a way to cover their butts to get rid of him. I wouldnt be surprised if it comes out that the whole maps project was setup to fail due to internal failings. More then likely they set him up to fail. WOW when a Apple goes bad, it really goes bad.
  8. lawfer

    lawfer TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,272   +90

    I don't know the man, but he does look like a douche.
  9. RH00D

    RH00D TechSpot Booster Posts: 385   +96

    Every time something big happens related to Apple now I always ponder "What would Steve Jobs do/say/etc." Honestly, I think without Steve Apple is doomed to fail it's just a matter of time. Not because the rest of the staff isn't capable or what ever else, I'm sure they're all super talented. But because Steve had such an iron grip on every aspect of everything within Apple that it's pretty much like cutting the head off a chicken, it'll just run around senseless for a bit before it finally dies down.
  10. Uvindu

    Uvindu TechSpot Enthusiast Posts: 153

    "It will be interesting to see what changes are in store for iOS in version 7 and beyond. Ive reportedly wasn?t a fan of the direction that Forstall took the user interface in recent years."

    The direction he took the interface? You mean nowhere? :D The basic interface looks pretty much the same since the original iPhone was first released...


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