Apple Teases New and Wonderful Product in Top Team Shake-up
Changes are underway at Apple as some of its technical executives are given new jobs prior to working on a “new and wonderful” project.
Dan Riccio, who has spent nearly two dozen years with the company – nine of them as senior vice president of hardware engineering at Apple – will take on a role focused on a new project, reporting to CEO Tim Cook, the tech giant announced on Known Monday. January 25th.
“Working at Apple has been a golden opportunity,” Riccio said in a press release, adding, “After 23 years leading our product and design or hardware engineering teams, it is the right time to make a change.” Next up, I look forward to doing what I love most – focusing all of my time and energy at Apple on creating something new and wonderful that I couldn’t be more excited about. “
Of course, Apple’s version does not provide details on the “new and wonderful” product, although customers will ultimately decide whether it ends as described. Recent speculation suggests that Apple may turn its plans for an electric car with autonomous capabilities on its head. Hyundai recently admitted the two companies to discuss one such project. Apple is also believed to be working on a virtual reality headset and augmented reality glasses that could hit the market next year. Beyond these two products, who knows what Riccio might be talking about. An electric back scraper? Metal detection shoes? Umbrella hat? Only time will tell, so sit down.
On the one hand, Cook certainly has confidence in his youngest representative, who describes Riccio as a man with “in-depth specialist knowledge and broad experience” [that] Make him a courageous and visionary leader of our hardware engineering teams. “
Riccio’s vacancy will be filled by John Ternus, who joined Apple’s product design team in 2001 and has been the company’s vice president of hardware engineering since 2013.
While at Apple, Ternus was responsible for hardware development on a number of products, including the iPhone 12, every iPad, and first-generation AirPods. He also played a key role in introducing Apple’s new M1 Macs.