Apple announced that head of store operations John Browett is resigning from the company after just a half year on the job. The over 360 stores that Apple runs will report to CEO Tim Cook while the company looks for a replacement.

Meanwhile, senior vice president of iOS software Scott Forstall is also leaving, reportedly over the Maps fiasco. He joined Apple in 1997 with its purchase of Steve Jobs’ NeXT startup and is credited as one of the original architects of Mac OS X; Mac OS head Craig Federighi will add iOS development to his responsibilities.

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