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Bob Mansfield leaves Apple's executive team, will assist Tim Cook

The biography for Bob Mansfield, Apple's senior vice president of technologies, unexpectedly disappeared from Apple's executive web page over the weekend. The removal of Mansfield's biography was first reported by MacRumors, and AllThingsD followed with an official statement from Apple that confirmed Mansfield is no longer part of Apple's executive leadership. Apple refused to comment on the reasons for Mansfield's departure.

"Bob is no longer going to be on Apple's executive team, but will remain at Apple working on special projects reporting to [CEO] Tim [Cook]," Apple spokesperson Steve Dowling told AllThingsD.

Mansfield announced his resignation from Apple in June 2012 and returned to the company a few months later as its SVP of Technologies. According to AllThingsD, Mansfield was paid handsomely for his return with a package worth more than $2 million a month. Details on Mansfield's reasons for leaving are not known, but his departure from this executive position less than a year later is surprising.

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