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Shake-up at Apple

TECHNOLOGY giant Apple has embarked on a major shake-up of its management system, with two senior executives set to leave.

The move comes after the company was plagued with embarrassing problems with its new mapping software and disappointing quarterly results.

Scott Forstall, head of its iOS software, will leave next year. He will serve as an adviser to chief executive Tim Cook in the interim. Head of retail John Browett, the former Dixons boss, is also leaving after just six months in the job.

The technology firm faced massive criticism after its new mapping software showed serious inaccuracies -- including identifying an 'airport' at Airfield, Dundrum and a zoo in Temple Bar.