The dismissal of Steve Jobs' team-mate, the senior vice president for the development of iOS mobile platform Scott Forstall is due to a conflict about the company's development strategy, and the reason for it was the refusal to sign an open letter of apology for the defects in the iOS 6 map service. It is reported by The Wall Street Journal, citing its sources.
Apple announced the resignation of Forstall on Monday and also the leaving of senior vice president for retailing John Brouetta. Brouett joined Apple six months ago, he came from a British retailer of large household appliances Dixons Retail, but he did not catch on in the company and made mistakes. His place will be taken by the Senior Vice President Craig Federigo.
In September, Forstall refused to sign an open letter of apology for the launching of unfinished mapping component that he was responsible for in iOS 6 (replaced Google Maps from the main competitor), and Tim Cook did it for him.