Apple CEO Tim Cook puts his stamp on Apple in favor of collaboration vs. ego and power with a blockbuster announcement. Jony Ive, Bob Mansfield, Eddy Cue and Craig Federighi get added responsibilities, and iOS head Scott Forstall and retail chief John Browett are out.
We are in one of the most prolific periods of innovation and new products in Apple’s history. The amazing products that we’ve introduced in September and October, iPhone 5, iOS 6, iPad mini, iPad, iMac, MacBook Pro, iPod touch, iPod nano and many of our applications, could only have been created at Apple and are the direct result of our relentless focus on tightly integrating world-class hardware, software and services.
In other words, Cook wants team players that deliver. Forstall was an increasingly isolated executive who was also in charge of Apple’s iOS Maps.