Apple’s Scott Forstall’s fatal mistake was not signing iOS 6 Maps apology letter: sources

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Scott Forstall — the departing Apple executive who’d become the public face of iOS in his role as head of mobile software — may have met his demise when he refused to put his name on the apology letter Apple released several weeks ago, a rare show of contrition from Cupertino when its revamped (and Google-free) Maps product fell short of expectations at the release of iOS 6. The New York Times and CNNMoney are both reporting the story this evening; we’ve heard similar from sources as well.

Forstall had his enemies inside the executive ranks, sources say

The exact circumstances of Forstall’s refusal are unclear, but not entirely unexpected: it’s widely understood that the hard-charging, ambitious Forstall is abrasive and disliked by…

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