Following criticisms of antenna problems with Apple’s latest iPhone , the executive behind the device’s hardware has left the company, reports Bloomberg News.
Mark Papermaster, who was also responsible for the iPod’s hardware, had started at Apple last year after being sued by his former employer, IBM, the story says. IBM had claimed Papermaster’s decision to join Apple violated an employment contract that stipulated he couldn’t work for a competitor for a year after leaving IBM. The dispute was resolved in January 2009, the article adds.
Apple said that Papermaster’s responsibilities will be taken over by Bob Mansfield, a senior vice president who oversees Macintosh hardware engineering, the story says.