Apple fires mapping boss

Apple has sacked the head of its maps division following the iPhone maker’s embarrassment over the service, which has been beset by problems. Richard Williamson was ousted by senior vice president Eddy Cue in a bid to regain trust in the division, Bloomberg reported yesterday. Apple changed the maps service on its iPad and iPhone this autumn after years of using arch-rival Google’s well-respected software.
The software was criticised as being dogged by glitches and putting landmarks in the wrong places.