Apple senior vice president of iPhone Software, Scott Forstall, has joined the Twitter bandwagon and already has over 15,000 followers even though he hasn’t posted a single tweet. Twitter has tagged his account as verified, which means it’s the real deal and not a joke account set up to lampoon Mr. Forstall or Apple.
Assuming Mr. Forstall uses the account to talk about the iPhone and other Apple-related topics, it will mark a surprising departure from the company’s usual tight-lipped policy.
Considering Apple’s recent headaches over iPhone 4 antenna issues, the company may be planning on Mr. Forstall’s account to share information with customers and the media in a more casual way — much like terse email responses CEO Steve Jobs has been giving to customer questions.
[Thanks to TechCrunch for the heads up.]