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Apple Fires Head of Map App Development Team

Google maps was dropped for the iPhone 5


The black spot on Apple's otherwise wildly successful launch of the iPhone 5 was undoubtedly the new Maps app in the new iOS 6.

Now, Apple has fired Richard Williamson, the manager who oversaw the mapping team, Bloomberg reports, citing people familiar with the move. While Apple's penchant for secrecy means the news probably won't ever get an official announcement, the move is the latest in a shakeup of Apple's top brass that handed both Maps and the similarly disappointing Siri to newly promoted Senior Vice President Eddy Cue.