“The Apple Inc. veteran tasked with spearheading the company’s efforts to build an automobile is leaving the company, according to people familiar with the matter,” Daisuke Wakabayashi reports for The Wall Street Journal.
“Steve Zadesky, a 16-year Apple veteran who has been overseeing its electric-car project for the last two years, has told people he is leaving the company,” Wakabayashi reports. “The timing of his departure isn’t clear. He is still at Apple for now.”
“A person familiar with the matter said Mr. Zadesky’s departure was for personal reasons and wasn’t related to his performance,” Wakabayashi reports. “Mr. Zadesky, who worked on the iPod and the iPhone during his career, was given permission in 2014 to start investigating Apple’s entry into the electric car market. Last year, Apple designated the initiative—code-named ‘Titan’ — a committed project and set a ship date of 2019.”
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MacDailyNews Take: Hopefully, this is not a health-related issue and this development somehow ends up benefitting both Zadesky and Apple’s “Project Titan” effort.
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[Thanks to MacDailyNews Reader “Dan K.” for the heads up.]