Adam Satariano, Peter Burrows and Brad Stone:
Some former associates of Forstall, none of whom would comment on
he record for fear of alienating Apple, say he routinely takes
credit for collaborative successes, deflects blame for mistakes,
and is maddeningly political. They say he has such a fraught
relationship with other members of the executive team—including
lead designer Jony Ive and Mac hardware chief Bob Mansfield—that
hey avoid meetings with him unless Tim Cook is present.