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Scott Forstall "got what he deserved", says former Apple exec

Former Apple executive Tony Fadell has said that Scott Forstall "got what he deserved", following his surprise departure in the aftermath of Apple's maps debacle.

Fadell, who worked on creating the iPod, left Apple in 2008 as a result of what many speculated as clashes between him and Forstall over the hardware of the first iPhone.

Meanwhile, Forstall, the head of iOS, exited Apple last month along with retail head John Browett, with the former apparently being sacked for refusing to sign an apology letter for the disastrous debut of Apple's first mapping app. It was released as part of the new iOS 6 in September but immediately came under fire from customers and industry critics alike for its missing landmarks and general inaccuracy.

In an interview with the BBC, Fadell refuses to go into details of his feud with the former Apple executive but he does remark that other employees were "cheering in Cupertino" when Forstall departed.

Fadell is now the CEO of Nest, which makes thermostats that let you control the temperature of your house using your tablet or smartphone.

Yesterday, Apple reportedly fired another executive, Richard Williamson, who was involved in the preparation and execution of the mapping software.

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