“The Information is reporting that Apple’s efforts to build out its own cloud infrastructure are being held back by company politics,” Benjamin Mayo reports for 9to5Mac.
“Apple wants to overhaul its cloud services backends to rely on new technologies built in-house but is facing several roadblocks, attributable in part to power struggle between the Siri group and another group handling other Apple services like iMessage and iTunes,” Mayo reports. “According to The Information, one engineering manager has already resigned with more likely to follow.”
“The crux of the issue, apparently, is that Apple wants to build further on the cloud infrastructure that currently powers Siri and extend it to more services,” Mayo reports. “This means that the Siri group’s work threatens the significance of the iCloud group, as if the Siri backend can be expanded, parts of the iCloud team (with over a thousand engineers) would become unnecessary and irrelevant.”
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