In the past, we have seen many of Apple’s executives leave the companies in order to join some other companies or startups.
Same has happened now. Apple’s senior director of engineering for iCloud, FaceTime, and iMessage, Patrick Gates is leaving Apple in order to join a stealth startup called Humane.
Gates has been working at Apple for about 14 years and in 2017, he took over the ownership of iCloud infrastructure after Eric Billinsgly left the company.
Humane, the startup which Patrick Gates is joining was also created by a former Apple Employees, Imran Chaudhri and Bethany Bongiorno.
Imran Chaudhri is well known as the designer of the interface for the original iPhone and a former member of Apple’s UI team. He worked at Apple for over 20 years before leaving the company in 2017.
Humane is a secretive startup which is currently working on “an innovative technology that feels familiar, natural, and human,“. They self-describe their mission which is to create the next shift between humans and computing.
It would be interesting to see who will succeed Patrick at Apple and will he/she be able to bring the same innovation?