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Manager of Apple Maps Team Gets Axed

Manager of Apple Maps Team Gets Axed

The problems with Apple Maps in iOS 6 have been well documented. After parting ways with Google, Apple decided to implement their own solution for their next mobile operating system. Today news has leaked out that Richard Williamson, who was in charge of the mapping team, has been pushed out by Senior Vice President of Internet Software and Services Eddy Cue. The move comes hot on the heels of recent restructuring at Apple.

A replacement for Richard Williamson has not yet been found. At the same time there are rumors that Apple may be teaming up with digital map providers Tom Tom NV for future map features. While the maps booboo did not really hinder the sales of the iPhone 5, they did force CEO Tim Cook to offer a public apology. And now the man responsible may have lost his job over the failure to deliver.

Source: Bloomberg and Arstechnica

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