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Apple sacks iServices staff

Just departmental tweaking, Mac maker claims

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Apple sacked a "handful" of staff from its iServices division yesterday but denied the move was the start of a wider redundancy programme.

The exact number of workers that have received pink slips isn't known. Apple won't say, and CNET, which broke the story, describes it as a "small number" and a "handful".

Given such a low reduction, and that the cuts were made to the division that handles the company's Web-based free services - called iTools - to Mac users rather than core operations, it's certainly too soon to see this as the herald for further cuts.

Apple CFO Fred Anderson has, in the past, gone on record to state that the company has no plans for mass redundancies. That said, plans, like economic conditions, change and even the relatively lean Apple may need to instigate such cost-cutting moves.

Right now, however, that looks unlikely, and the iServices cuts seem simply a departmental move rather than a corporate action. ®

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