Philip Elmer-DeWitt writes an interesting and rather scathing article on Scott Forstall. I’m not sure the maps and Siri problems are fire-able offenses because both were things Apple had to do and both needed user feedback to get better. Now it’s true expectations weren’t managed well, and that’s not good, but fire-able?
However if it is true that other executives don’t like to meet with him without Cook present, that’s a different matter entirely.
I don’t know much, but what I do know is that Cook has had the reigns entirely for almost a year and there’s been no exodus of talent. I think that says a lot.