Apple SVP of Hardware, Bob Mansfield, to retire. Dan Riccio to take his place.
The man responsible for producing all the hardware that powers all of Apple's designs and software, Senior Vice President Bob Mansfield, is retiring. There's not much more to the story at this point, but he's obviously got Apple money, and like Jon Rubinstein, Tony Fadell, and Bertrand Serlet before him, he's done what he set out to accomplish, and is ready for the next chapter.
Unless and until there's more to report, we're simply thank him for all the work he put in and all the tremendous products he helped bring to market, and wish him health, happiness, peace, and joy in whatever comes next.
Mansfield's replacement will be Dan Riccio, who previously worked for Mansfield in the hardware division as VP of iPad hardware.
“Dan has been one of Bob’s key lieutenants for a very long time and is very well respected within Apple and by the industry,” added Cook. “Our hardware engineering team is the best engineering team on earth and will not miss a beat during the transition.”
Full press release below:
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NOOOOOOOOOOOO :( i know everything will be fine but i still hate to see people go.
This is strange timing, giving the rumours of an Apple TV and the upcoming new iPhone. If you were about to revolutionise another industry with a stunning new piece of hardware, plus launch a redesigned iPhone, would you retire before that, or after? Feels like there's more to this decision than meets the eye.
He's going to Google.
Last time I checked, retiring meant he doesn't intend on working anymore and will enjoy the rest of his life.
Why does it seem that everyone seems to be either leaving or retiring from Apple? There has been alot of movement in the higher ups since Steve passed away. :(