Mark Papermaster fired by Apple due to iPhone 4 technical problems

Papermaster worked at Apple since 2008 after a 25-year career at IBM who sued him to prevent even to work for Apple, citing a clause in the contract stated he cannot work for competition.

Subsequently, the two sides reached a settlement. Apple spokesman, Steve Dowling, confirmed Papermaster departure and indicated that his position will be taken by Bob Mansfield, vice president of Macintosh hardware segment.

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