John Gruber on Apple’s statement regarding Bob Mansfield’s removal from Apple’s executive team:
After asking around, word on the Cupertino street is that there’s nothing to read between the lines regarding Bob Mansfield no longer being on Apple’s executive team. Apple’s statement means exactly what it says — Mansfield is well-liked at all levels within the company and truly is working on special projects (read: new products).
I’m happy to hear there isn’t any backstage politics to worry about. Bob Mansfield is still at Apple and, seemingly, isn’t leaving any time soon.