“Cisco announced Friday that it has hired Mark Papermaster, the former Apple executive who headed up the company’s iPhone and iPod division before reportedly being ousted in August,” Josh Ong reports for AppleInsider.
“After less than two years at Apple, Papermaster left his position at the Cupertino, Calif.-based iPhone maker. Apple announced his departure in August, but declined to say whether he left of his own accord or was asked to leave,” Ong reports. “With Apple having recently weathered the iPhone 4 antenna controversy, dubbed ‘Antennagate,’ pundits speculated that Papermaster had taken the blame for it.”
Ong reports, “However, sources told The Wall Street Journal that Papermaster’s departure came because of a ‘falling out’ with Apple CEO Steve Jobs. According to the report, Papermaster “had lost the confidence” of Jobs several months prior to his departure and was seen as incompatible with Apple’s corporate culture. The report also noted that Papermaster had joined Apple while Jobs was on sick leave and may have been ‘ill-prepared’ for Jobs’ return.”
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