Apple 硬體總監之位異動,似為新品項作準備?

Eric Chan
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SAN JOSE, CALIFORNIA - JUNE 03: Apple chief design officer Jony Ive (L) uses an iPad to have an augmented reality view of the frame of the new Mac Pro as Apple senior VP of hardware engineering Dan Riccio (R) looks on during the 2019 Apple Worldwide Developer Conference (WWDC) at the San Jose Convention Center on June 03, 2019 in San Jose, California. The WWDC runs through June 7. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)
SAN JOSE, CALIFORNIA - JUNE 03: Apple chief design officer Jony Ive (L) uses an iPad to have an augmented reality view of the frame of the new Mac Pro as Apple senior VP of hardware engineering Dan Riccio (R) looks on during the 2019 Apple Worldwide Developer Conference (WWDC) at the San Jose Convention Center on June 03, 2019 in San Jose, California. The WWDC runs through June 7. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

自 2012 年起在 Apple 統管硬體產品的高級副總裁 Dan Riccio,據 Apple 剛發出的新聞稿表示,將會調離現有職位並轉向負責新的項目,並繼續會直接向 CEO Tim Cook 匯報。不意外地,他們沒有明言導致這異動的新項目的內容,所以我們都只能猜測。

據一直以來的流言所指,Apple 有在開發 AR / VR 相關的產品,近來 Apple Car 也有新消息。當然也有可能是新手機型號和耳機,因為這些都是 Apple 的搖錢樹。題圖所示的,是 Dan Riccio 與已經自立門戶的 Jony Ive 於 WWDC 2019 活動上,一同試玩 iPad 上的 AR 內容。Riccio 在升任硬體副總之前,是領導 iPad 團隊的,而他手下最新的產品就是 AirPods Max 耳機

Dan Riccio 的新職稱會是工程副總裁,新聞稿中表示他會繼續協助塑造 Apple 未來的新產品。而補上出缺的,是現任 Apple 硬體工程副總裁 John Ternus,他自 2013 年上任,Apple 自家的 M1 晶片就是其功績。