John Gruber on the headline for today’s Cook-canning (“Apple Announces Changes to Increase Collaboration Across Hardware, Software & Services. Jony Ive, Bob Mansfield, Eddy Cue and Craig Federighi Add Responsibilities to Their Roles”):
… I think that headline, euphemistic though it is, tells the plain truth: Forstall was an obstacle to collaboration within the company. Now he’s gone, and his responsibilities are being divided between four men who foster collaboration: Ive, Mansfield, Cue, and Federighi.
As Gruber notes, there’s no quote from any of the executives in the press release, either. I don’t think Wall Street will be taking this well, but it’s for the best in the longer term.