Apple’s ‘Project Titan’ honcho to leave the company; ‘Huge loss for Apple’ says Tony Fadell

“One of Apple’s top automobile gurus plans to leave the company,” Jonathan Vanian reports for Fortune.

“Apple vice president Steve Zadesky, who was in charge of Apple’s secretive electric car project Titan, gave notice that he will leave the company due to “personal reasons,” according to a Wall Street Journal report that cites unnamed sources,” Vanian reports. “Before joining Apple’s car initiative, Zadesky helped the company develop the first iPod music player and iPhone as well as numerous later iterations, according to his LinkedIn page. Prior to joining Apple in 1999, Zadesky was an engineer at the auto giant Ford.”

“Nest CEO Tony Fadell chimed in on Zadesky’s upcoming departure via Twitter, calling it a ‘huge loss for Apple,'” Vanian reports. “Fadell was once a top Apple executive who helped develop the iPod.”

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MacDailyNews Take: Our sources worry that Apple’s aggressive timelines for Project Titan, which may or may not have been a factor in some staffers’ departures, are now in even more jeopardy with Zadesky’s exit.

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