Infighting reportedly slowing Apple's efforts to improve cloud services

While Apple has been said to be looking to shore up it's cloud service offerings, the companies efforts in the area have reportedly been stymied by political infighting. Conflict is said to been brewing between Apple's Siri and iCloud teams, and one senior engineer, Steve D'Aurora, is reported to have resigned.

From The Information (opens in new tab) (paywall):

The engineering conflict, which has delayed development of the new infrastructure, stems from Apple's decision last year to extend the cloud-computing platform that powers Siri, and which is run by Mr. Gates's group, to other Apple services including iTunes, iMessage and iCloud. That threatened an engineering group overseen by Eric Billingsley which currently runs iCloud and many of the other Apple Internet services.

Apple is reportedly looking to have this project completed by mid-2017. The teams said to be involved in this conflict are also rumored to be working on an effort to move Apple's iCloud infrastructure in-house, decreasing its dependence on third parties.

Joseph Keller

Joseph Keller is the former Editor in Chief of iMore. An Apple user for almost 20 years, he spends his time learning the ins and outs of iOS and macOS, always finding ways of getting the most out of his iPhone, iPad, Apple Watch, and Mac.

  • Icloud really needs to be upgraded so this is very bad news... Sent from the iMore App
  • ****!! Sent from the iMore App
  • A shakeup in this area is needed, Apples cloud-based services are its most obvious weak point.