Scott Forstall was recently fired. However, there are some former employees who speak well of him. They believe that he was the closest thing to Steve Jobs the company had.
Over the past month or so, we’ve heard nothing other than how much trouble Forstall was to others who worked with him. He was notoriously difficult to get along with.
However, Michael Lopp, a former senior engineer at Apple, said that he feels the firing was a mistake. He says that despite being called an “a–hole,” Forstall was good at what he did.
Andy Miller, a former executive at Apple, said that Forstall “knew the company inside and out.” He explained that Forstall was “under a massive amount of pressure to get software releases out, and he got it done.”
We have no way of knowing what the shakeup will bring to Apple, be it good or bad.