Dan Ricco, Apple’s senior vice-president of {hardware} engineering since 2012, transition to “a brand new position” on the firm because the American tech big’s {hardware} workforce goes by means of its largest shakeup in practically a decade. John Ternus, who labored on Apple’s M1 chip and led the {hardware} workforce designing the iPhone 12 and 12 Professional, will exchange Riccio as the top {hardware} engineer.

The position of SVP of {hardware} engineering at Apple is a key one because the individual stories on to CEO Tim Cook dinner and has the duty of main the Mac, iPhone, iPad, and iPod engineering groups. Ternus, who has been vp of {hardware} engineering at Apple since 2013, has a brand new position that can put answerable for the corporate’s {hardware} efforts. This can be a lot in the identical approach that Apple’s senior vice-president of software program engineering, Craig Federighi, runs iOS and macOS improvement.

Dan Riccio will reportedly be engaged on an unspecified “new undertaking” to report back to Cook dinner straight.

“Subsequent up, I’m trying ahead to doing what I like most focusing all my time and vitality at Apple on creating one thing new and great that I couldn’t be extra enthusiastic about,” explains  Dan Riccio in Apple’s announcement, in accordance with The Verge.

Dan Ricco replaced by John Ternus during the latest Apple Exec shuffle
The Verge

If that language sounds acquainted, it’s as a result of the outline resembles the one which Apple offered for Riccio’s predecessor, Bob Mansfield, when in 2012, he stepped down as SVP of {hardware} engineering. Like Riccio, Mansfield transitioned to “work on future tasks” in an unnamed position reported on to Cook dinner. Bloomberg notes that the position included main Apple’s self-driving automobile workforce till December 2020, when Mansfield fully retired from Apple.

Synthetic Intelligence (AI) govt John Giannandrea is main Apple’s future automotive ambitions presently. Nonetheless, following Mansfield’s departure, a emptiness would look like there in senior {hardware} engineers on that undertaking.

From Apple’s govt management workforce, Riccio’s transfer is the newest departure lately, following Jony Ive, legendary product designer, who stepped all the way down to type his personal design agency, LoveFrom, in November 2019, and Phil Schiller, Apple’s SVP of worldwide advertising and marketing, who was changed in 2020 by Greg Joswiak.