Jonathan Ive and Scott Forstall Were Rarely In the Same Room
Jonathan Ive and Scott Forstall were rarely in the same room and didn't get along, according to a new Bloomberg report.
As Jony Ive worked on early iPhone designs before and since its 2007 introduction, he regularly held meetings in his design studio to get input from top Apple Inc. executives -- except one: Scott Forstall.
Even as Forstall oversaw the group responsible for the software that would run the iPhone, he didn’t participate in the meetings, according to people with knowledge of the matter who requested anonymity because the meetings were private. Ive and Forstall were rarely in the same room, the people said.
Apple recently announced that Scott Forstall would no longer be in charge of iOS and that Jonathan Ive will provide leadership and direction for Human Interface (HI).
It's being reported that Forstall was canned due to failures with Siri and Maps; especially for refusing to sign the Maps apology letter from Apple.