“Fans of macOS automation features like Automator and AppleScript feared the worst this week as it transpired that head of the automation technologies division, Sal Soghoian, had left the company and the whole unit inside Apple had been closed down,” Benjamin Mayo reports for 9to5Mac. “This fuelled speculation that Apple was abandoning a core power feature of the pro Mac user’s wheelhouse.”

“A 9to5Mac reader (who asked to remain anonymous) emailed Apple software exec Craig Federighi about the future of automation on the Mac,” Mayo reports. “Federighi responded with a definitive reply that Apple “has every intent” to continue supporting automation on macOS.”

“Craig Federighi’s reply says that Apple will at least continue supporting the automation workflows for the foreseeable future,” Mayo reports, “although it doesn’t necessarily promise the systems will receive any new major features.”

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