Apple Fires Maps Manager

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    Bloomberg has today broken the news that Apple would appear to have fired Richard Williamson, who was the manager of the ill-fated iOS 6 Maps team. According to the breaking story, Williamson was fired by Apple’s senior vice president, Eddy Cue. The information had not been made public until Bloomberg learned of the firing via sources. Those same anonymous sources also told Bloomberg that Apple has made the move as part of its attempt to win back the trust of those who were disappointed by the iOS 6 Maps app. Bloomberg goes on to say that Eddy Cue is now looking for advice as to how to proceed with the app, and turning to mapping technology experts outside of Apple. He is also trying to get TomTom to sort out the erroneous landmark and navigation data that it is responsible for sharing with Apple. Meanwhile, Bloomberg notes, Google is still readying its own revamped rival Maps app.

    Source: Apple Said to Fire Maps Manager After Flaws Hurt IPhone 5 - Bloomberg
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    They ought to just go buy google.
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    LOL I didn't expect them to give him a raise :D
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    What took so long?

    I mentioned months ago that if I turned in such work, I'd expect to be justifiably fired. I'd also be ashamed of having produced such crud. ("Crud" a polite word for it.)
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    Funny how they hold one guy to blame for this....just tell me that Tim Cook didn't bless everything that happened with maps on iOS......
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    Actually, they already previously fired the bigger cheese, who was in charge of maps and Siri -- two pieces of crud. Tim Cook takes blame, too. (Note that he apologized for maps.)

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