“All is not necessarily well in Cupertino these days,” Andrew Tonner writes for The Motley Fool. “According to reports, Project Titan appears to have hit its first major speed bump, which could threaten Apple’s ambitious timetable for its next truly disruptive product.”

“According to a report from AppleInsider citing sources familiar with the matter, Apple has placed its Project Titan team under a hiring freeze after members of Apple’s executive team grew concerned over the project’s direction and progress,” Tonner writes. “The alarming decision stemmed from a progress review conducted by Apple design chief Sir Jony Ive upon returning from the holiday season in which the design guru reportedly ‘expressed his displeasure’ with the team’s lack of tangible progress.”

“Though not definitively related, this move also probably coincides with the recent departure of Steve Zadesky, the longtime Apple veteran tasked to lead Project Titan whose resignation for ‘personal reasons’ surfaced late last week,” Tonner writes. “It doesn’t take a genius to read between the lines.”

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