Ex-Dixons man Browett leaves Apple after just six months
He made the leap from Dixons to Apple, but now he’s about to leap somewhere else, possibly the dole queue. He’s John Browett and he’ll be leaving his post as head of Apple Retail after only a few months in the job.
It wasn’t a hugely successful period and after trying (and failing) to overhaul the Apple stores, reducing staff numbers and introducing a real live lion into each store, to tie in with the launch of the Mountain Lion software. Okay, so we made that second bit up.
Also going is head of iOS Software, Scott Forstall, who will leave next year. He oversaw the latest version of Apple’s mobile software, which included the diabolical new version of Maps, featuring shoe shops in the middle of the Indian Ocean and streets that bend back on themselves so that they look like they were made by Hot Wheels.
Where now for Browett? HMV? Wow.