Apple Korea’s general manager Brandon Yoon tendered his resignation from the position at the company on Thursday. Yoon has led Apple Korea since 2018. Before coming to Apple Korea, Yoon worked at Samsung Electronics. He also worked for Microsoft from 2003-2015, according to his Korean LinkedIn profile.
Industry sources said Yoon’s resignation was sudden and unexpected, given that Apple Korea has received positive responses for its recent launches of the iPhone 13 and Apple TV here.
Some speculate that Yoon’s resignation could be partly due to the unresolved dispute between the company and the South Korean government over the company’s in-app purchasing system.
Together with Google, Apple has been under the scrutiny of policymakers in South Korea for the way the company handles its app store’s payment system. For more, read the full report by The Korea Herald.