Earlier this week, it was reported that Scott Forstall will no longer be at Apple beginning next year. Now AllThingsD takes a behind the scenes look regarding the situation with Bob Mansfield. Earlier this year, Mansfield announced his retirement as hardware chief in late June. Then two months later, he receded the move in order to work on special projects under CEO Tim Cook. This week’s management change makes Mansfield in charge of a new “Technologies” division and has committed to remaining at the company for at least two more years.
AllThingsD reports that Mansfield was indeed considering retirement earlier this year and was told to stay on in an advisory capacity to ease the transition. However, his commitment to take charge of the new Technologies division was reportedly due to the departure of Scott Forstall.
In addition to Mansfield taking on a new role, several new changes were made to the management this week. Jonathan Ive added software design to his existing hardware design responsibilities, Eddy Cue is in charge of Siri and Maps, and Craig Federighi adding iOS to his OS X responsibilities.