What you need to know
- Kevin Lynch has reportedly taken over the Apple Car project.
- The executive takes over the project from Doug Field, who just left Apple for Ford.
The Apple Car project already has a new boss.
As reported by Bloomberg, Kevin Lynch, Apple's vice president of technology, has taken over Project Titan, the company's electric car project.
According to the report, Lynch, who is accustomed to working on software, is being tasked with also overseeing the hardware engineering efforts for the autonomous car project.
Lynch replaces Doug Field, who recently revealed that he would be leaving Apple to work at Ford as the company's Chief Advanced Technology and Embedded Systems Officer. Jim Farley, Ford's Chief Executive Officer, said that Field's hiring is a "watershed moment for our company."
It's currently unclear if Lynch will stay in charge of the Apple Car project or if the move is a temporary measure. Apple's electric car is not expected to see a release until at least 2025, according to the latest rumors.
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Joe Wituschek is a Contributor at iMore. With over ten years in the technology industry, one of them being at Apple, Joe now covers the company for the website. In addition to covering breaking news, Joe also writes editorials and reviews for a range of products. He fell in love with Apple products when he got an iPod nano for Christmas almost twenty years ago. Despite being considered a "heavy" user, he has always preferred the consumer-focused products like the MacBook Air, iPad mini, and iPhone 13 mini. He will fight to the death to keep a mini iPhone in the lineup. In his free time, Joe enjoys video games, movies, photography, running, and basically everything outdoors.