Apple has announced some major executive management changes in the company. The Cupertino-based has added more responsibilities to the role for Jony Ive, Bob Mansfield, Eddy Cue and Craig Federighi. The company also announced the departure of Scott Forstall which will be leaving the company next year.
“We are in one of the most prolific periods of innovation and new products in Apple’s history,” said Tim Cook, Apple’s CEO. “The amazing products that we’ve introduced in September and October, iPhone 5, iOS 6, iPad mini, iPad, iMac, MacBook Pro, iPod touch, iPod nano and many of our applications, could only have been created at Apple and are the direct result of our relentless focus on tightly integrating world-class hardware, software and services.”
The new roles are as follows:
- Jony Ive will provide leadership and direction for Human Interface (HI) across the company in addition to his role as the leader of Industrial Design.
- Eddy Cue will take on the additional responsibility of Siri® and Maps, placing all of our online services in one group.
- Craig Federighi will lead both iOS and OS X®. Apple has the most advanced mobile and desktop operating systems
- Bob Mansfield will lead a new group, Technologies, which combines all of Apple’s wireless teams across the company