Apple reportedly fires Richard Williamson, Head of iOS Maps Team
Apple has apparently fired the guy in charge of their Maps Team, Richard Williamson.
Williamson was the head of the Mapping Team, and responsible for the new, infamous Apple maps, which was the subject of much criticism since it debuted with iOS 6. Apparently Apple’s Eddie Cue decided to let Williamson go, and is looking to TomTom to fix their maps data, and is talking to mapping experts outside of Apple as well, to improve the whole experience. According to Bloomberg:
A team at Apple has been working to fix the mapping mistakes, focusing first on some of the most glaring problems, one person said. The satellite imagery over the U.K. has been improved and labels for popular U.S. landmarks such as the Washington Monument have been corrected.
Not a big surprise I guess. Apple users expect a certain level of quality from the company’s products, and Apple Maps was just a huge letdown. Hopefully Cue knows what he’s doing though. In the meanwhile, have you checked out Nokia’s HERE Maps for iOS yet?