My thoughts exactly. This was one of those events where someone had to get the axe, and for better or worse Scott was the public face of a product that, at least for now, is deeply flawed and should never have been released when it was. Tim Cook is the one who should have gotten ousted for making such an infantile decision to release Maps before it was ready just to spite Google, but that wasn't going to happen.
IMO it's a case where Google should hire the guy in a very public way just to shame Apple for their actions and kick back and see if Apple tries to sue them, the company with the superior map product, for stealing "trade secrets" ;)
True, but the Apple Maps fiasco had less to do with that and more to do with Apple wanting to cut its ties with Google way before Apple's Map product was ready to stand on its own. It was childish and churlish and never should have happened. Apple essentially screwed its customers because Apple was mad at Google.