According to a report from Bloomberg, Apple has fired the manager responsible for the new Maps application that cast a negative shadow over the iPhone 5 launch. Richard Williamson, who was in charge of Maps, was relieved of his duties by Senior VP Eddy Cue.
The Maps application was a rare misstep by Apple, forcing a public apology by Apple CEO Tim Cook. Cook acknowledged the app was not in keeping with their goal of creating the best products in the world and vowed to “…keep working non-stop until Maps lives up to the same incredibly high standard.
This adds to the major shake-ups within Apple management this year. Last month, both Scott Forstall and John Browett were dismissed. A replacement for Williamson has not been named as of yet.