Former iOS chief Scott Forstall talks Broadway and his feelings on Apple in new interview

Forstall, who served as the head of iOS Software at Apple until 2012, has made his return to the public eye with "Fun Home," a Broadway musical based on the memoir of cartoonist Alison Bechdel. Forstall says that he decided to co-produce the musical after the script left a deep impression on him. When speaking with The Wall Street Journal, Forstall also made his first public statement about Apple since he departed from the company.

Asked about the split, Mr. Forstall said he was "so proud of the thousands of people I worked with [at Apple] and with whom I remain friends. I am delighted that they continue to turn out great and beloved products."

Forstall was a long-time Apple employee, coming to the company following its purchase of NeXT in 1997. From 2007 to 2012, Forstall served as the Senior Vice President of iOS Software at Apple, leading the development of the operating system behind the iPhone, and later, the iPad. He left the company following an executive reshuffling in late 2012.

Source: The Wall Street Journal

Joseph Keller

Joseph Keller is the former Editor in Chief of iMore. An Apple user for almost 20 years, he spends his time learning the ins and outs of iOS and macOS, always finding ways of getting the most out of his iPhone, iPad, Apple Watch, and Mac.