Apple senior vice president of iOS Scott Forstall stepping down in 2013

Apple's senior vice president of iOS, Scott Forstall, will step down from his position in 2013, the company revealed in an announcement detailing changes within its management.

Forstall will serve as an advisor to CEO Tim Cook in the interim period, while Apple senior vice president of Mac software, Craig Federighi, will now lead both iOS and OS X.

Forstall joined Apple in 1997. He is regarded as one of the leading architects behind the Mac OS X operating system, and was closely linked to the widely criticized Maps service.

Also departing the company is senior vice president of retail John Browett, while Apple's design guru Jony Ive will take over Apple's Human Interface as the company's leader of industrial design. In addition, senior vice president Bob Mansfield will lead the company's new Technologies Group; However, he will leave Apple in two years' time.

More from Polygon

Destiny's beta comparison video: PS4 versus Xbox One

  • The Crew closed beta - Overview video

  • Polygon goes to Poland

  • DOTA 2 gameplay video

  • Battleborn debut trailer

Latest Discussions

Log In Sign Up

Log In Sign Up

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

By becoming a registered user, you are also agreeing to our Terms and confirming that you have read our Privacy Policy.



Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.