When iOS 6 launched, the reaction Apple's new Maps application was less than positive. To say the app had some issues would be something of an understatement. Apple CEO Tim Cook publicly apologized for the problems with Maps and even pointed iPhone users towards alternative services while Apple worked to make Maps better.
This week, word on the street is that senior manager Richard Williamson was let go in light of the Maps debacle. Bloomberg reports that Eddy Cue "pushed out maps supervisor Richard Williamson" soon after he took over the maps division last month. Bloomberg cites 'people familiar with the situation' in reporting the news, however, it has not yet been made public.
If true, Williamson isn't the only one to be shown the door after Maps' embarrassing debut. In October, Apple announced that Cue would oversee Siri and Maps as part of a new "online services" sector, which includes iTunes, iCloud and Apple's digital stores. At the same time, the company announced that iOS software chief Scott Forstall would leave the company in 2013. Though Apple never confirmed it, rumor had it that Forstall refused to sign a letter apologizing for the issues with Maps.