Two Top Apple Execs Leaving

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Apple's new iPhone 5 smartphone is on display in an Apple store, on September 21, 2012 in Paris. The iPhone 5 goes on sale on September 21, 2012 in the United States, Canada, Britain, France, Germany, Australia, Hong Kong, Japan and Singapore. AFP PHOTO / MARTIN BUREAU (Photo credit should read MARTIN BUREAU/AFP/GettyImages)

Just in time for the busiest sales season of the year, Apple announced on Monday that John Browett, head of retail operations, would be leaving the company. Browett joined Apple in January, and it is unclear why he is leaving the company less than a year later. The company also announced the departure of Scott Forstall, senior vice president of iOS software. Forstall will remain at the company until early next year, serving as an adviser to CEO Tim Cook. As a result of the changes, other Apple executives Jonathan Ive, Bob Mansfield, Eddy Cue, and Craig Federighi will pick up the slack.