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What you need to know

  • Sam Jadallah has left Apple.
  • Jadallah had served for two years as the company's head of Home Services.
  • The executive had previously worked at Microsoft and Otto.

Sam Jadallah, Apple's head of Home Services, has left the company.

As reported by MacRumors, Jadallah announced his departure from Apple in a post on LinkedIn last week. The executive said that it was "a treat to be an entrepreneur within Apple and to create products at scale."

Before joining Apple, Jadallah worked at Microsoft and Otto, a smart lock company.

Jadallah announced his departure on LinkedIn, where he said that it was "a treat to be an entrepreneur within Apple and to create products at scale." Based on some of his tweets, Jadallah worked on digital key-related projects, such as Apple's recent iOS 15 effort to add keys for HomeKit-enabled locks to the Wallet app.

Apple hired Jadallah back in 2019, and his hiring made headlines because he was brought on from Microsoft to improve Apple's work on HomeKit-enabled devices. Jadallah formerly worked at Microsoft, and before joining Apple, he headed up luxury smart lock company Otto.

Apple has slowly but surely built out its efforts in the home. The company's most notable product for the home is most likely the Apple TV 4K and HomePod mini, Apple's tiny smart speaker that replaced the original and overpriced HomePod.

Most of Apple's other efforts in the home are software-based like the company's support of Thread and Matter in its HomeKit technologies.

Apple HomePod Mini White

HomePod mini

Bottom line: Apple is preaching to the choir with this one, a tremendous speaker for its price and size, but only for those who are already invested in Apple's ecosystem of products and services.

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