Apple is staying strictly tight-lipped about the redundancies at its UK marketing department.

An Apple spokesman would not comment on the upheaval, saying only that “Apple does not discuss its internal organization”.

There were eight people working in the UK marketing department, as well as a number involved in marketing within the channel team. So far, Macworld can reveal that Martin Capel-Smith's post of regional marketing manager is now redundant, as well as Neil Thomas's product manager post. Details of other redundancies have not yet been confirmed.

It has not yet officially been decided where these marketing functions will now be carried out, but it is believed a number of country-based functions - such as advertising - will be moved to the Paris-based Apple Europe.

The move towards Europe began some time ago, when some members of Apple UK - including marketing director Alan Hely, and publishing and digital media manager David Cockle – moved to take up posts in Apple Europe.

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