Apple’s hardware engineering chief, Dan Riccio, will step down to oversee a brand new challenge, the iPhone maker mentioned on Monday, offering few particulars on the longtime govt’s newest function.

Riccio will report to Chief Executive Officer Tim Cook, Apple mentioned in an announcement. He might be changed by firm veteran John Ternus, who will be part of the chief staff as senior vice chairman of hardware engineering.

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Riccio, who joined Apple over twenty years in the past as vice chairman of product design, was named vice chairman of iPad hardware engineering in 2010 and leads the Mac, iPhone, iPad and iPod, engineering groups.

The firm has been specializing in newer initiatives and shifting ahead with self-driving automobile expertise, concentrating on 2024 to produce a passenger car that would embody its personal breakthrough battery expertise, Reuters had reported final month.

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The iPhone maker’s automotive efforts, often known as Project Titan, have proceeded erratically since 2014 when it first began to design its personal car from scratch. At one level, Apple drew again the hassle to give attention to software program and reassessed its objectives. Doug Field, an Apple veteran who had labored at Tesla, returned to oversee the challenge in 2018 and laid off 190 folks from the staff in 2019.

 

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