“Three members of Apple’s communications staff have left the tech giant for car companies in recent weeks, just as reports have emerged that Apple has scaled back its auto-making plans,” Lauren Goode reports for The Verge.

“Last month longtime Apple staffer Sarah O’Brien joined Tesla as senior director of communications,” Goode reports. “More recently, Colin Smith, who had been communications director of Mac hardware, software, and professional apps for seven years, jumped ship to join Ford Silicon Valley.”

Goode reports, “And another Apple comms staffer, Michaela Johndrow, is joining Ford in Michigan, where she’ll manage communications around electrified vehicles for Ford North America.”

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MacDailyNews Take: Further evidence of the merging of vehicles and tech.