Without a leader, what’s next for Apple retail?

Whoever Tim Cook chooses to run Apple retail has big implications for future growth and Apple’s valuable brand. While the timing of the search — heading into the holiday sales season — isn’t ideal, the decision also represents a big opportunity for Apple’s image.

From inside Apple, the Scott Forstall fallout

Scott Forstall, the deposed iOS chief, has been a divisive figure inside Apple. His exit from Apple is likely to have an impact on the company’s stock price when the markets re-open. How are Apple insiders feeling about his exit? I asked a few of my sources.

Make no mistake: it’s Tim Cook’s Apple now

Cook’s decision to let Scott Forstall go from his his position leading iOS software from Apple after a major misstep involving Maps shows that Cook is unafraid to remake Apple into a company that works for him, not just for Steve Jobs.