Apple Executive Exits After IPhone Antenna Flap

Mark Papermaster, Apple Inc.’s senior vice president for iPhone engineering, is leaving the company, signaling a change in leadership after criticism erupted over the iPhone 4′s unique antenna.

Mr. Papermaster’s duties will be shouldered by Bob Mansfield, the company’s senior vice president of computer engineering, Apple spokesman Steve Dowling said. He added that Mr. Mansfield already manages some aspects of Apple’s mobile device technologies, such as the touch screen and A4 processing chip.

Mr. Papermaster couldn’t be reached for comment, and Apple wouldn’t say under which conditions Mr. Papermaster left.

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