“While Apple prides itself in maintaining a tight group of 19 industrial design team members under Jony Ive, one longtime member Daniel Coster has made a rare exception to the general rule and departed the company for a new venture elsewhere,” Zac Hall reports for 9to5Mac.
“As a member of Apple’s design team, Coster’s name has appeared on patents dating back to 1999 ranging from the iPhone 4 design to the iPad Pro’s Smart Keyboard cover as well as software interfaces. Since departing from Apple, Coster has taken an executive role at action camera company GoPro,” Hall reports. “News of Coster’s departure was first reported today by The Information: ‘A member of Apple’s elite industrial design team, Danny Coster, is jumping ship, joining GoPro to head up a new hardware design group there.'”
“The report goes on to note that GoPro announced the hire to employees in a company-wide email today, explaining that Coster would begin his role as VP of design at the end of the month,” Hall reports. “And as Neil Cybart points out on Twitter, Coster had previously detailed his move from Apple to GoPro in an interview with New Zealand publication Stuff (Coster is a native of Wellington) in March.”
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MacDailyNews Take: A rare, singular example of turnover out of Ive’s (Howarth’s) usually tight-knit group or is this the first break in a long-pent-up dam?
Only time will tell.
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