Mark Papermaster Leaves Apple; Responsible for iPhone 4 Antenna

Miguel Helft, reporting for the NYT:

Mark Papermaster, the Apple executive in charge of hardware for the companyโ€™s flagship iPhone, has left the company in the wake of widely reported problems with the antenna of the recently introduced iPhone 4.

It is not clear if Mr. Papermaster was ousted or left on his own accord.

From what I’ve heard, it’s clear he was sacked. Papermaster was a conspicuous absence at the Antennagate press conference. Inside Apple, he’s “the guy responsible for the antenna” — that’s a quote from a source back on July 23. (Another quote from the same source: “Apparently the antenna guys used to have a big chip on their shoulder. No more.”)

โ˜… Saturday, 7 August 2010

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