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How do you know that Forstall was the person advocating a yearly OS upgrade cycle? It seems just as likely to me that this rigid schedule was forced onto him and he couldn't deliver. Things like OS X Lion (a huge change under the hood) and the Maps places database just aren't things that can be built to a deadline.

Well, a mess was shipped and he was the guy in charge. So I'm assuming he was the guy responsible. If a mess really was forced upon him he should have resigned instead of sticking around to ship the mess.

I have in that exact same situation, "This will not be associated with me, I'm out"


Now you are talking about saving face, not about saving iOS. Maybe he was the best guy for the job and he still couldn't do it.


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