Forstall’s firing was met with a sense of quiet jubilation, especially among people who worked in the engineering groups. Or as one of my sources quipped: there are a lot of people going for celebratory drinks, even if there is a little bit of doubt about their roles in the future.
Apparently Forstall was difficult to work with – a little tyrannical.
But it's still strange how quickly everyone is throwing Forstall under the bus. iOS is a pretty big hit, and very important to Apple's revenues: