At Apple, the man responsible for cloud initiatives such as iCloud is leaving. This is reported by the Bloomberg news agency, which has learned from insiders that Michael Abbott will leave in April. He joins a growing list of executives who left the Cupertino-based iPhone maker late last year and early this year.
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As Apple’s vice president of cloud engineering, Abbott has also been instrumental in services like iMessage and FaceTime. His responsibilities will reportedly be taken over by Jeff Robbin, who previously worked on iTunes and is a big name within the company. Apple declined to comment to Bloomberg.
Peter Stern already left Apple in January. Like Abbott, he was known as a lieutenant to Chief of Services Eddy Cue. Stern led the department responsible for Apple TV+ and Apple News subscriptions, among other things. Stern was previously also seen as a possible successor to Cue.
Apple also recently lost directors who dealt with, for example, the webshop, information systems and industrial design. Sometimes Apple was unable to immediately find a successor, forcing it to change its organization somewhat. For example, no new privacy and design chiefs have been appointed and those responsibilities have been divided among the remaining executives.
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