Steve Jobs's 'Sorcerer's Apprentice' Is Out at Apple
Apple on Monday has announced the departure of Scott Forstall, senior vice president of the company’s mobile operating system, iOS. The departure was abrupt, if not entirely unexpected. Forstall was a longtime and talented member of Apple’s executive team, but as Bloomberg Businessweek reported in a cover story last year, he was a polarizing figure within the company. He was not without internal rivals and enemies: As we said in our 2011 article, Jonathan Ive, Apple’s design chief, and Bob Mansfield, the company’s head of technology, would rarely take meetings with him unless Apple’s chief executive officer, Tim Cook, was also present.
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