By Claire West

Former Dixons boss, John Browett, leaves Apple after just 6 months in the job as CEO Tim Cook shakes up the senior management team.

A search for a new head of Retail is underway and in the interim, the Retail team will report directly to Tim Cook.

As part of these changes, Jony Ive, Bob Mansfield, Eddy Cue and Craig Federighi will add more responsibilities to their roles. Apple also announced that Scott Forstall will be leaving Apple next year and will serve as an advisor to CEO Tim Cook in the interim.


“We are in one of the most prolific periods of innovation and new products in Apple’s history,” said Tim Cook, Apple’s CEO. “The amazing products that we’ve introduced in September and October, iPhone 5, iOS 6, iPad mini, iPad, iMac, MacBook Pro, iPod touch, iPod nano and many of our applications, could only have been created at Apple and are the direct result of our relentless focus on tightly integrating world-class hardware, software and services.”

So we would guess that the former Dixons man went because of a lack of focus on service and Forstall because of the Apple Maps disaster