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Apple’s Bob Mansfield latest “special projects” mystery shake-up

Apple’s Bob Mansfield latest “special projects” mystery shake-up

Apple has quietly reshuffled its executive team once again, with senior vice president of technologies Bob Mansfield discretely being removed from the executive profiles page, with Apple cryptically saying only that he would be instead working on "special projects". Speculation began once the missing profile was first spotted that Mansfield had been sidelined after struggling to cut Apple's dependence on Samsung, but instead it appears that the exec is being repositioned to work on another mysterious project as the firm looks to follow up the best-selling iPhone and iPad.

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Apple entices Bob Mansfield out of retirement

Apple entices Bob Mansfield out of retirement

Several announcements have been made today by Apple regarding their current staff and leadership, with none other than Bob Mansfield coming out of retirement to work under Tim Cook. Mansfield announced his retirement in June of this year, but will now be working on Apple products for the foreseeable future. Apple also let it be known that Craig Federighi and Dan Riccio have been promoted from vice presidents of their respective parts of the business to senior vice presidents.

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Apple VP shuffle has Bob Masfield on Chips, duties split in two

Apple VP shuffle has Bob Masfield on Chips, duties split in two

There's word from "sources with knowledge" this afternoon of a bit of a move inside Apple of a few key employees including, first and foremost, Bob Mansfield. It would seem, according to 9to5Mac, that Mansfield's recent move to Special Projects was done for several reasons, one of which was to help with the transition of two replacements for his former role as senior vice president of technologies.

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The iWatch team: wearable experts tipped to assemble

The iWatch team: wearable experts tipped to assemble

It would appear that Apple is going all-in on what's still code-named iWatch, a wearable device that's commanding the attention of next-generation device hopefuls here in the summer of 2013. While Apple hasn't directly confirmed the existence of the iWatch exactly, a whirlpool of rumors, tips, and reports on the matter paint a rather interesting picture of a watch that's not just an accessory to play second-fiddle to the iPhone.

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Apple home to 4 out 5 highest-paid execs in US

Apple home to 4 out 5 highest-paid execs in US

It's well aware that Apple has a lot of money on hand, and all that hard work from the company's big wigs isn't going unnoticed. It turns out that four out of the top five highest-paid executives in the US work at Apple, with a base salary of $805,400 each. However, that's all paid in stock options, which means they each make way more than 800 grand a year.

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Apple’s iTunes U smashes one billion downloads milestone

Apple’s iTunes U smashes one billion downloads milestone

Apple's iTunes U has seen over one billion downloads of free educational content, the company has announced today, with some schools seeing courses with quarter-million registrations and 60m individual downloads. Revealed a little over a year ago, iTunes U offers free educational material and related content from universities, colleges, schools, K-12 districts, and private courses to the iPad.

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Scott Forstall and John Browett set to exit Apple as “Collaboration” efforts commence

Scott Forstall and John Browett set to exit Apple as “Collaboration” efforts commence

It would appear that Apple has some relatively major internal changes coming up as both their head of Retail John Browett and SVP of iOS Scott Forstall are announced to be exiting the company in the very near future. Forstall will be leaving in 2013 and will be serving as advisor to CEO Tim Cook until that time, while John Browett will be out without a timeframe - immediately, we must assume. This announcement is joined by assurances that Apple will be making changes that involve Jony Ive, Bob Mansfield, Eddy Cue and Craig Federighi adding more responsibility to their plate and that Tim Cook will be in charge of Retail until a new head of Retail can be found.

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SlashGear Evening Wrap-Up: September 12, 2012

SlashGear Evening Wrap-Up: September 12, 2012

Whew - what a day! For those who missed it, Apple held its big event today, revealing the iPhone 5 and new versions of the of the iPod Touch and the iPod Nano. You can see most of the day's news in our iPhone 5 event wrap-up and our iPod Touch and Nano wrap-up, but of course, even more news about these new iDevices hit after those event wrap-ups were posted. For instance, we went hands-on with the iPhone 5 and then later with the 5th generation iPod Touch before getting the chance to check out Apple's new EarPods, which have undergone a redesign just in time for the launch of the iPhone 5. If you're more of an iPod Nano kind of person, then you'll be pleased to know that we also have you covered in our hands-on with the 7th generation iPod Nano.

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iPhone 5 video with Jony Ive describes next-level precision

iPhone 5 video with Jony Ive describes next-level precision

The official "wow this is fantastic" designer-described iPhone 5 video has made its official debut and, with Jony Ive and Bob Mansfield as narrators, you'll see clearly why Apple feels that this is the most fabulous smartphone they've yet produced. This video begins with Ive describing how important it is for them, at this point, to create an iPhone that's not just a new phone, but "a much better phone" as he puts it. Have a peek at this device as Apple intends you to - with bright lights and perfect detail spinning in space and straight off the factory floor.

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SlashGear Evening Wrap-Up: August 27, 2012

SlashGear Evening Wrap-Up: August 27, 2012

We've officially entered the final week in August, which means that the autumn months are right around the corner. Today, Apple delivered a list of 8 Samsung devices it would like to see banned in the US, and the Galaxy S II - which is still a popular phone for Samsung - attracted the lion's share of the attention. We caught a glimpse of the amended verdict form from the trial today, and Google made a rather interesting statement on the outcome of the suit. Unsurprisingly, Samsung's stock took a stumble today, while the stock of some other phone manufacturers went up.

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