Press ESC to close

Or check our Popular Categories...
3 Min Read

Apple VP of Hardware Engineering Leaving Company After 25 Years

Last Update: January 29, 2024

DJ Novotney, one of Apple’s top hardware engineering architects, is leaving Apple for Rivian Automotive, Bloomberg reported over the weekend.

HomePod G4 Feature
Novotney has worked at Apple for 25 years and been highly influential in the development of the iPod and iPhone over multiple generations of the hardware. He also helped lead development of the iPad and bring the Apple Watch to market, according to the report’s sources at Apple.

Novotney was also involved in “Project Titan,” the company’s stalled attempt to develop an autonomous electric vehicle. Most recently he was the senior executive in charge of developing future home devices, with a special focus on robotics and AI. Apple is said to have explored a future high-end HomePod speaker that could include an iPad connected via a robotic arm that tracks and follows users around a room.

Novotney will become senior VP of vehicle programs at Rivian, which makes electric SUVs and pickup trucks. The executive informed colleagues of his exit on Friday, according to the report.

“Great products are what we do best and I have been so very lucky along the way to be part of so many amazing teams that developed everything from iPod, iPhone, iPad, Watch and so many more,” Novotney wrote in a memo to colleagues that was seen by Bloomberg. “Apple has been my life, but now is the time for me to move on and help bring to life a new set of products.”

Several senior Apple executives are leaving or have left the company in recent years. Notable figures among them include Tang Tan, Apple’s VP of product design for the iPhone and Apple Watch, who is joining Jony Ive’s LoveFrom design firm next month, and hardware technologies leader Steve Hotelling, who left Apple last year.

Popular Stories

iOS 18 Potentially ‘Biggest’ Software Update in iPhone’s History

Apple has big plans for iOS 18, according to Bloomberg’s Mark Gurman. In the subscriber-only Q&A section of his Power On newsletter today, Gurman said iOS 18 has the potential to be the “biggest” software update in the iPhone’s history. “I’m told that the new operating system is seen within the company as one of the biggest iOS updates — if not the biggest — in the company’s history,” …

Apple Confirms Next-Generation CarPlay Launching in 2024, Reveals New Features in iOS 17.4 Beta

Apple this week updated its website to confirm that the first U.S. vehicle models with next-generation CarPlay support will debut in 2024, but it did not provide a more specific timeframe, or indicate when availability will begin in other countries. In a next-generation CarPlay section of its website, Apple replaced “Vehicle announcements coming in late 2023” with “First models arrive in…

iOS 17.4 Beta: All the New Changes

Apple today introduced the first betas of iOS 17.4 and iPadOS 17.4 to developers, bringing some radical updates to the iPhone and iPad in Europe. Most of the big changes will only impact EU users, but there are also updates in the operating system that are available worldwide. In this article, we’ve rounded up everything new in iOS 17.4 beta 1. EU Changes Apple implemented several major …

Apple Confirms Next-Generation CarPlay Launching in 2024 With These New Features

Apple this week updated its website to confirm that the first U.S. vehicle models with next-generation CarPlay support will debut in 2024, but it did not provide a more specific timeframe, or indicate when availability will begin in other countries. In a next-generation CarPlay section of its website, Apple replaced “Vehicle announcements coming in late 2023” with “First models arrive in…

These Are the Countries Where You Can Install Apps Outside of the iOS App Store

Apple today completely overhauled its app system, introducing changes that allow developers to distribute their apps through alternative app stores and use alternative methods of payment in iOS 17.4. Unfortunately, these changes are limited to countries that are in the European Union, and they won’t be implemented worldwide. There are 27 EU countries: Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia,…

Apple’s Touchscreen HomePod Coming This Year: Everything We Know

Apple is believed to be working on a new full-sized HomePod that features a touchscreen display for the first time. The device is rumored to launch as soon as the first half of this year, so here’s everything we know about it so far. Bloomberg reporter Mark Gurman was first to suggest in 2021 that Apple is working on new HomePods with displays and cameras. The HomePod’s OS is now built upon…

Gurman: New iPads and Macs Likely to Launch in Late March

Apple will likely launch new iPad Air, iPad Pro, and MacBook Air models “around the end of March,” according to Bloomberg’s Mark Gurman. In his Power On newsletter today, he said production is well underway for the new iPad Pro models and a new 13-inch MacBook Air at a minimum within Apple’s supply chain in Asia. Below, we reiterate Gurman’s expectations for the new iPads and Macs, along…

#Apple #Hardware #Engineering #Leaving #Company #Years

Categorized in:

About the Author

TrueTechGeek is a famous tech blog that covers various tech, Android, Windows and gadgets articles to help you understand the Tech Behind it. Our main goal is to provide information, tips and tricks, tutorials, how-to guides on Windows, Macintosh, Linux, Android, iPhone, Security and a few miscellaneous sub-topics.

View All Articles

Comments

Leave a Reply