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Apple's Past Sideloading Plans, Ecosystem Lock-in Strategy, and More Revealed in Internal Documents

Friday August 20, 2021 7:35 am PDT by
Documents highlighted by The Verge and disclosed as part of the Apple vs. Epic Games trial have revealed that Apple discussed plans for sideloading apps, sought to lock users into its ecosystem using gift cards, attempted to tackle chaos in the App Store review process, and more. Several of the internal documents related to internal discussions around the possibility of sideloading iPhone...
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Tim Cook, Craig Federighi, Phil Schiller and Scott Forstall to Testify in Epic v. Apple Trial

Friday March 19, 2021 9:49 pm PDT by
Apple today submitted its witness list for its upcoming bench trial with Epic Games, and several Apple executives will be testifying, including Apple CEO Tim Cook, Apple Fellow Phil Schiller, and Apple Senior Vice President of Software Engineering Craig Federighi. Cook will be directly examined for one hour, with a one hour cross examination also included. Federighi will testify for two...
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Epic Games 'Attempting to Locate' Former iOS Chief Scott Forstall to Testify in Ongoing Legal Battle with Apple

Tuesday February 23, 2021 3:22 am PST by
As part of its ongoing legal battle, Epic Games is now seeking testimony from Apple's former iOS software chief, Scott Forstall. Forstall left Apple in 2013, in what was widely reported at the time to have been a forced exit, largely because of the botched early launch of Apple Maps. Since then, Forstall has kept a very low profile and has only made a few media appearances in the past few...

Former iOS Chief Scott Forstall Shares Intriguing Story of His Interview With Steve Jobs at NeXT

Friday May 22, 2020 4:01 am PDT by
Former Apple executive and iOS chief Scott Forstall made a rare public appearance this week at's virtual Code Break event, and in between classes, Forstall shared the intriguing story of how he was hired by Steve Jobs. Forstall revealed that he had been considering working at Microsoft when he went to interview at NexT, the company started by Jobs after he had left Apple. Forstall...
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Former iOS Chief Scott Forstall to Attend Virtual Coding Event This Week [Updated]

Tuesday May 19, 2020 2:50 am PDT by
Former Apple executive and iOS chief Scott Forstall will make a rare public appearance this week at's Code Break event. He will appear alongside Grammy Award winning rapper and songwriter Macklemore. Forstall was Apple's Vice President of iOS from 2007 until 2012 Described as the "world's largest live interactive classroom," Code Break aims to engage with computer science students...
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Former Apple Executives Recall Designing Touchscreen Interface of Original iPhone

Sunday June 25, 2017 6:40 pm PDT by
As we near the ten-year anniversary of the iPhone later this week, a few stories posted online have delved into the rich history of where the device started, how the original team came up with the idea for the touchscreen smartphone, and what it was like reviewing the device back in 2007. In a new video shared by The Wall Street Journal today, three former Apple executives -- Scott Forstall,...
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Former iOS Chief Scott Forstall Discusses Creating the First iPhone

Wednesday June 21, 2017 5:11 am PDT by
Former iOS chief Scott Forstall gave a rare interview last night at an event at the Computer History Museum in Mountain View, California, where he discussed the birth of the iPhone and his relationship with Steve Jobs. Speaking to journalist John Markoff after an opening hour with original iPhone engineers Nitin Ganatra, Hugo Fiennes, and Scott Herz, Forstall's appearance was the first time...
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Scott Forstall to Discuss Creation of iPhone at Computer History Museum Next Week

Thursday June 15, 2017 7:01 am PDT by
The Computer History Museum in Mountain View, California has announced that former iOS chief Scott Forstall will sit down with journalist John Markoff on June 20 for a fireside chat about how the iPhone came to be. Forstall was Apple's Vice President of iOS from 2007 until 2012 Forstall will be talking publicly about Apple for the first time since he was reportedly ousted from the company in...

Former iOS Chief Scott Forstall is Now a Broadway Producer

Friday April 17, 2015 11:40 am PDT by
Former Apple iOS chief turned Snapchat advisor Scott Forstall has taken on a new project, according to his first ever tweet on Twitter. Forstall is co-producing the upcoming Broadway musical Fun Home, a show that opens this Sunday. I'm thrilled to be co-producing the Broadway musical Fun Home opening this Sunday. Bravo to the phenomenal team!— Scott Forstall ...

Former iOS Chief Scott Forstall Serving as Snapchat Advisor

Thursday April 16, 2015 5:00 pm PDT by
After being forced out of Apple in 2012 following a major Maps debacle and clashes with other execs, former Apple Senior Vice President of iOS Software Scott Forstall has kept a low profile, largely staying out of the public eye. He hasn't taken on a major role at any company, but in late 2013, news surfaced suggesting he had been spending his time advising startups and becoming involved in...

Former iOS Chief Scott Forstall Surfaces After Quiet Year of Traveling and Philanthropy

Monday December 9, 2013 1:35 pm PST by
Apple's former SVP of iOS software Scott Forstall has largely remained out of the spotlight since officially leaving Apple at the beginning of the year, but Amir Efrati from new technology site The Information has some news on what Forstall been up to. According to Efrati, as relayed by Business Insider, Forstall has spent his time advising startups and becoming involved in philanthropical...

Phil Schiller, Scott Forstall May Testify in Apple v. Samsung Damages Retrial

Friday October 4, 2013 3:21 pm PDT by
Apple's senior vice president of worldwide marketing Phil Schiller and former senior vice president of iOS software Scott Forstall may testify in the upcoming partial damages retrial between Apple and Samsung, reports PCWorld. Forstall has been largely out of the public eye since being ousted from Apple in late 2012. Set for November 12, the trial follows judge Lucy Koh's March ruling that...

Scott Forstall Deserved to be Ousted from Apple Says Former Apple Exec

Wednesday November 28, 2012 11:33 pm PST by
In an interview with BBC, Tony Fadell claims that former Apple senior vice president of iOS Scott Forstall “got what he deserved,” when he was forced to leave Apple. Fadell is widely known as the godfather of the iPod, and he formerly served as the senior vice president of the iPod division and as a special advisor to Steve Jobs. After Fadell left Apple in 2008, there were rumors that...
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Bob Mansfield's Return to Apple Reportedly Influenced by Scott Forstall's Departure

Thursday November 1, 2012 7:17 am PDT by
AllThingsD offers a look at the back-and-forth situation with Apple executive Bob Mansfield, who announced his retirement as hardware chief in late June only to rescind the move two months later in order to work on special projects under CEO Tim Cook. With this week's management changes, Mansfield is now heading up a new "Technologies" division and has committed to remaining at the company for...

Scott Forstall Reportedly Forced Out of Apple

Monday October 29, 2012 5:49 pm PDT by
Earlier this evening, Apple announced a major change up in their executive management. Most notably, Apple Senior Vice President of iOS Software Scott Forstall will be leaving. Forstall moved over to an advisory role effective immediately, and will ultimately depart Apple in 2013. As Senior Vice President of iOS Software, Scott Forstall has been a prominent public figure at Apple. He was...

Apple Announces Management Changes: Scott Forstall and John Browett Out, Ive and Others Add Responsibilities

Monday October 29, 2012 2:15 pm PDT by
Apple today published a press release announcing a major management restructuring for its executive team. Among the biggest changes are the immediate departure of retail chief John Browett and a 2013 exit for iOS chief Scott Forstall. John Browett (left) and Scott Forstall (right) are leaving Apple. As part of the restructuring, Jony Ive, Bob Mansfield, Eddy Cue, and Craig Federighi are all...

Scott Forstall and Mickey Drexler Net Millions in Apple Stock Sales

Monday April 30, 2012 9:08 pm PDT by
A pair of filings with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission reveal that Apple executive Scott Fortsall and board member Mickey Drexler each sold off tens of thousands of shares of Apple stock on Friday, netting millions of dollars each. Forstall, who serves as senior vice president of iOS Software and has been a fixture in Apple's keynote presentations and media events, sold off 64,151...

Scott Forstall Profiled as Apple's 'CEO-in-Waiting'

Tuesday January 17, 2012 5:39 am PST by
As we noted last September, Fortune's Adam Lashinsky has written a new book entitled Inside Apple: How America's Most Admired -- and Secretive -- Company Really Works, an unauthorized look at the inner workings of Apple. The book is due for release on January 25. Fortune offers one tidbit from the book today, profiling Senior Vice President for iOS Software Scott Forstall as Apple's current...

Scott Forstall's Personality, Origins of iOS, and Lost iPhone 4 Prototype

Wednesday October 12, 2011 9:32 pm PDT by
Businessweek has an in-depth look at Apple's Senior Vice President of iOS Software, Scott Forstall. Readers will be familiar with Forstall from his keynote appearances where he often demonstrates the latest iOS features. The Businessweek article is a not always flattering look at the man who has been partly responsible for much of Apple's success with the iPhone. Forstall is described as ...
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Apple's Scott Forstall Gets a Twitter Account

Tuesday July 13, 2010 8:35 pm PDT by
TechCrunch noted that Apple's Senior Vice President of iPhone Software Scott Forstall has created a Twitter account at The account has been labeled as "Verified" which means that Twitter has authenticated the identity of the user. Forstall hasn't tweeted yet, and who knows if he actually will. But what I do know is that his account has been verified by Twitter --...