Richard Williamson, the Apple executive behind Apple Maps, was reportedly kicked out of the company two weeks ago according to The Wall Street Journal. When Williamson was with Apple, he primarily focused on Siri and Maps, two of the bigger flaws within iOS. His boss and senior vice president of iOS, Scott Forstall, got the boot in October. Williamson’s official title at Apple was Vice President of iOS Platform services.
Bloomberg has reported that Eddy Cue, Apple’s senior vice president of Internet software and services, was reportedly the one who let Williamson go. Cue is currently overseeing Apple Maps and is working to make it better.
Williamson and Forstall were both likely kicked out of Apple because of Apple’s rocky launch of Apple Maps with iOS 6. iOS 6 Maps has suffered from many flaws such misplaced location errors and is lacking both bike and public transportation maps. Apple has yet to comment on Williamson’s departure nor have they made his departure public like they did with Forstall’s.
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