Apple maps debacle costs senior manager his job as Cue makes changes

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The debut of the iOS 6 Maps application was full of issues and according to Bloomberg, it has resulted in one manager at Apple responsible for the Maps team following his former boss Scott Forstall out the door.

Richard Williamson is said to have been the individual that oversaw the Maps team — he’s currently listed as a senior director of iOS Platform Services on LinkedIn — and was reportedly let go by Apple Senior VP Eddy Cue who took over the roles vacated by Forstall.

Cue plans to appoint new leadership to the team in order to quickly turn around what became an embarrassment for Cupertino. He is also said to be pushing Apple’s mapping partners, including TomTom, to quickly rectify any errors in their own data that could be contributing to the service’s issues.

Apple CEO Tim Cook did release a formal apology saying that it would be addressing the problems with maps but that hasn’t prevented competitors like Google and Nokia from touting their own mapping alternatives in the meantime. Nokia launched its new Here app for iOS earlier this month, while Google has been announcing numerous improvements to its own service online through its website although it is yet to launch an iOS app.

Source: Bloomberg

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