The man in charge of iPhone 4, Mark Papermaster, has left Apple via the back door following antennagate.
Some industry reports suggest that Papermaster was lined up as a scapegoat even before he arrived at the company with Apple being well aware of the potential risks of releasing the iPhone 4 but pushing on regardless. Getting rid of the top exec shows Apple taking action, and drawing the poison away from the problem as the world anticipates the next itteration of the smartphone.
Earlier last month, Microsoft’s COO, Kevin Turner, mocked the device in Computer World magazine as ‘Apple’s Vista’. With the imminent launch of the Window’s 7 phone , lets hope his comments aren’t a case of stones and glass houses.
Here’s a sneak look at iPhone 5 (unboxing video to follow sometime in 2011)