ICloud engineering executive leaves Apple to join startup


Every time there is a movement in the ranks of Apple, as long as it affects a high-level executive, we are forced to write about it, since they can be important movements that affect the company. The latest movement in this sense is found in Patrick Gates, iCloud Senior Director of Engineering, who has announced that he is leaving Apple.

Patrick Gates, who until now was the head of iCloud, FaceTime and Messages goes to work at a startup called Humane, as we can read in The Information. Patrick had been working for Apple for 14 years and began taking over as chief iCloud manager in 2017 following the departure of Eric Billingsly.

The startup Patrick is going to, Humane, was created by former Apple employees like Imran Chaudhri, interface designer for the original iPhone who worked for Apple for more than 20 years, and Bethany Bongiorno. This startup is working on an innovative technology that will be familiar, natural and human, and according to its website it is the next step between humans and computing.

This post could not find out who will be in charge of iCloud with Patrick's departure but if they have not yet found a replacement, it is likely that one of the top managers of the company will temporarily assume it, as has happened on previous occasions.

In recent months we are seeing a series of important talents from the company They have started to leave Apple for lower paid positions and much less responsibility. We will never know why, but without stopping to think badly, it is likely that they have reached a certain stability in their life and want to live much more calmly.

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