Apple (Nasdaq: AAPL ) has fired the manager of its mapping team, according to media outlets including Bloomberg and The New York Times, which cite people familiar with the situation whom they do not name.
According to Bloomberg, Richard Williamson was "pushed out" by Senior Vice President Eddy Cue.
Apple's mapping software, simply called Maps, has drawn heavy criticism for poor search results and ineffective routing. The current version was released this past September, replacing the system formerly powered by Google (Nasdaq: GOOG ) . The criticism led company CEO Tim Cook to issue a rare apology, which was published on the company's website in September.