Apple's Scott Forstall and John Browett step down

  • Apple announced a major overhaul of its management on Monday, with two senior executives to leave the company.

    The announcement comes after embarrassing problems with its new mapping software and weak quarterly results.

    Scott Forstall, head of its iPhone software, will leave next year along with head of retail John Browett, who is just nine months into the job.

    Over the last month, Apple has faced strong criticism over its new mapping software, which displayed inaccuracies and misplaced towns and cities.

    Meanwhile, Apple's fourth quarter profits of $8.2 billion reported last week, also missed Wall Street predictions. The 14 million iPads it sold in the quarter also fell short of analysts' expectations.