Scott Forstall

Scott Forstall and Apple: no hard feelings, really

In an interview with the Wall Street Journal about his new role as a Broadway producer, Scott Forstall had few but nice things to say about Apple:
Asked about the split, Mr. Forstall said he was ‚Äúso proud of the thousands of people I worked with [at Apple] and with whom I remain friends. I am delighted that they continue to turn out great and beloved products.‚ÄĚ
The whole interview is an interesting read, along as you care about either Scott Forstall or musicals in general.

Scott Forstall is now producing a Broadway musical

Scott Forstall just announced that he has taken on a new project, and it doesn’t have anything to do with tech. In his first-ever tweet, the¬†former iOS chief said that he is co-producing the Broadway musical “Fun Home,” and it is slated to open this Sunday.

Forstall’s name doesn’t appear to be¬†mentioned on the Fun Home website, but a quick search reveals the show’s Playbill, which lists both Scott and his wife Molly as producers. “This is Scott and Molly’s first foray on Broadway after years in Silicon Valley.”

Former iOS chief Scott Forstall is an advisor for Snapchat

Those wondering what former iOS chief Scott Forstall has been up to since leaving Apple in 2013 may be interested to know that he has been helping out Snapchat. According to leaked emails from Snapchat board member Michael Lynton, Forstall has been a paid advisor for the messaging startup since January 2014.

In fact, he’s very¬†well paid.¬†Lynton’s email indicates that Snapchat¬†set aside .11% of fully-diluted¬†stock for the ex-Apple exec,¬†with options vesting over 24 months. And given that the¬†company was recently valued at $15 billion, that would make Forstall’s stake worth somewhere in the neighborhood of¬†$16.5 million.

Apple’s marketing head honcho Phil Schiller to appear on the witness stand again

Phil Schiller, Apple’s Senior Vice President of Worldwide Marketing, will take the witness stand again in the second Apple v. Samsung trial due in March, a pair of court filings PCMag¬†spotted on Thursday have¬†revealed.

Furthermore, Apple’s former¬†iOS boss Scott Forstall seems to be on Apple’s and Samsung’s lists for possible live testimony! Forstall hasn’t spoken publicly since he got pushed out of the company on October 29, 2012¬†over the Apple Maps debacle…

Post-Apple, Scott Forstall said to be traveling abroad, advising startups

Ex-Wall Street Journal tech reporter Jessica Lessin recently launched a new technology news site called The Information. The site promises to provide the inside scoop on technology news and trends, and thus far it’s made good on that.

Today the site is out with a report that helps answer the frequently-asked question: “what has Scott Forstall been up to since he was ousted from Apple last fall?” The former iOS Chief has been extremely quiet since he left the company…

Phil Schiller, Scott Forstall could testify in Samsung damages trial

Since Apple announced his exodus last fall, we’ve seen and heard very little from Scott Forstall. Actually, we haven’t seen him at all, and the only time we’ve heard his name mentioned has been in skeuomorphic jokes.

But that could change next month. According to a new report, Mr. Forstall could finally be forced out of hiding to appear as a witness alongside Phil Schiller in a¬†partial damages retrial between Apple and Samsung…

Cook on firing Forstall: we needed to take collaboration to another level

As we’re counting down the remaining hours until Tim Cook’s first television appearance due at 10pm Eastern, 7pm Pacific, Bloomberg Businesweek’s Josh Tyrangiel had way too interesting fireside chat of his own with Apple’s boss, resulting in¬†a massive 11-page article. Cook spoke about the shake-up and ouster of long-time Jobs confidant and iOS architect Scott Forstall, describing the decision as a matter of taking collaboration at Apple “to another level”.

He also praised the skill sets brought to the table by SVP of Internet Software & Services Eddy Cue, SVP of Technologies Bob Mansfield, SVP of Industrial Design Jony Ive and the recently-minted SVP of Software Engineering Craig Federighi, all tasked now with addressing the different aspects of iOS and OS X that happened to be under Forstall’s more or less direct control…

Tony Fadell: Scott Forstall ‘got what he deserved’

Ever since¬†Apple announced Scott Forstall is going to be leaving the company next year, people have been trying to piece together what happened. How could this guy, who has been a major factor in Apple’s success, be pushed out like that?

We’ve heard a number of reasons for Forstall’s ousting over the past few weeks, ranging from the iOS 6 Maps debacle, to personality conflicts. And today, former Apple executive Tony Fadell offers up a little more insight on the situation…