“Late last month, we noted that Apple had apparently parted ways with longtime engineering design partner SurfaceInk over the consulting firm’s recent efforts to create and design entire products for third parties,” Eric Slivka reports for MacRumors. “The final straw appears to have been a prototype tablet being shopped around by SurfaceInk, a move Apple viewed as a possible competitive threat.”
“Apple doesn’t appear to be going without the services of a number of SurfaceInk’s engineers, however, as a number of them appear to have recently moved over to be in the direct employment of Apple,” Slivka reports. “While it has not been uncommon for SurfaceInk employees to make the transition directly to Apple over the years, there certainly appears to be a significant number of them making the move just as Apple drops its partnership with SurfaceInk itself.”
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[Thanks to MacDailyNews Reader “Dan K.” for the heads up.]