Scott Forstall

Appletell reported yesterday on the major shake-up that happened with Apple’s management team, including the departure of executives John Browett (head of retail) and Scott Forstall (senior vice president of iOS software). More news has now leaked that sheds some light on what may have happened inside Apple headquarters.

Apple Monday announced a major executive shakeup, including the departures of retail chief John Browett and iOS software head Scott Forstall. The shakeup also includes new roles for executives Jony Ive, Bob Mansfield, Eddy Cue and Craig Federighi. 

Big management shifts at Apple are now taking place.

Scott Forstall, the man in charge of its iOS mobile software efforts and a major and longtime executive at the tech giant, is leaving next year and will remain an adviser to CEO Tim Cook until then.

In addition, new retail head John Browett is headed out the door.

As part of the move, Apple noted that four key execs - Jony Ive, Bob Mansfield, Eddy Cue and Craig Federighi - would "add responsibilities to their roles."

Scott Forstall took home a chunk of change Friday.

Taking advantage of Apple's relatively high (but not record) share price, the company's senior vice president for iOS software -- someone often mentioned as possible successor to Steve Jobs and Tim Cook -- sold 64,151 shares at prices ranging from $601 to $605 to clear $38.7 million in one day.

The shares were the remains of a 120,000-share retention bonus that was granted in 2008, vested last month and reduced by 55,849 shares on March 24 to pay taxes. Forstall still holds 2,988

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