Reported Apple infighting leading to management leaving

Reported Apple infighting leading to management leaving
New reports are claiming that life isn't so rosy for higher ups at Apple. According to The Information, there is quite a bit of infighting happening with management at Apple that has already caused at least one manager to resign and may end up leading to more people leaving if Apple can't sort out what it is doing on "Project McQueen".

The so-called "Project McQueen" is reportedly what Apple is calling its efforts to build its own cloud infrastructure. Right now, iCloud is dependent upon Amazon Web Services, Google Cloud Platform and Microsoft Azure cloud services, but obviously Apple doesn't want that to continue. Apple has allegedly been spending more than $1 billion per year to keep iCloud running, and wants to cut those costs by having an in-house solution. 

In addition to changing the iCloud infrastructure, the report claims there have been heightened tensions and arguments because management wants Siri’s development team to adapt the personal assistant using iCloud services which would effectively mean the Siri team taking away bits of the iCloud division, and iCloud developers are understandably not too happy about that. 

The report claims that one engineering manager has already resigned and more resignations could be on the way.

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20 Comments

1. MrElectrifyer

Posts: 3960; Member since: Oct 21, 2014

Evil/greed/hypocrisy eventually destroys itself...

2. AppleVersusAndroid unregistered

Vague statements that have nothing to do with the content of the article ...

24. razmahtaz001

Posts: 501; Member since: May 11, 2013

but his comment has everything to do with apple as a whole LOL

3. Rafishant

Posts: 396; Member since: Oct 13, 2015

No, they were fighting on iPhone 7 design and name.

4. AppleVersusAndroid unregistered

Source?

7. Rafishant

Posts: 396; Member since: Oct 13, 2015

Sarcasm man.. Sarcasm

17. 2.5GHz

Posts: 270; Member since: Apr 03, 2016

Lmfao. correct!

15. SIGPRO

Posts: 2817; Member since: Oct 03, 2012

@ MrElectrifyer Well said!

5. AppleVersusAndroid unregistered

One department is taking jobs away from another, that's all it is.

10. HugoBarraCyanogenmod

Posts: 1412; Member since: Jul 06, 2014

People thnk this is a good news for Google and Microsoft but the reality it is China the one who mouth watering for this. Go and fight until the stock price dive. Then engulf and takeover cheaply by Alibaba and Tencent. Fingercross this happen :)

11. joey_sfb

Posts: 6794; Member since: Mar 29, 2012

I want to ask you, is big powerful corporation which end up too big to fail and greedy a good thing for an average Chinese citizen? Remember, money and power corrupt!!

12. Napalm_3nema

Posts: 2236; Member since: Jun 14, 2013

Keep holding your breath. Apple has more cash available than either of those companies are worth, and Apple's market cap is more than both companies, combined.

13. epdm2be

Posts: 822; Member since: Apr 20, 2012

Sure, you remember Nokia?

14. SIGPRO

Posts: 2817; Member since: Oct 03, 2012

All companies can die! Cash can burn.......it will not stay there for eternity! But like always ifans think their god will never die............beehhhhhhhh!

21. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

Apple is likely not goign to die. They just won't be the company they are today. Like Microsoft. MS will eventually die from being 90% of the desktop. But will remain a strong household name, providing the evolve with trends and accept change.

20. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

Money can't prevent death, no matter how much of it you have. Ask Micheal Jackson, Prince and Bowie, Whitney and so many other. Bill Gates is the richest man in the world for the most part. He is still going to die. Sears is 13 decades old and look what is happening to them. How much money you think Sears has made in its lifetime? WAY MORE THAN APPLE EVER HAS. Yet they are falling apart. Money can help you last a long time. But time is no ones friend and eventually you die and leave it all here. This problem Apple is having with work itself out.

22. Techist

Posts: 311; Member since: Jan 27, 2015

If by both companies you mean Google and Microsoft, the reality is that in February this year Google's market cap overtook Apple's to become the world's most valuable company. http://www.cnbc.com/2016/02/01/google-passes-apple-as-most-valuable-company.html http://time.com/4203472/apple-google-biggest-company-value-market-capitalization-appl-goog/ But you were probably talking about Alibaba and Tencent, which would be true for now.

23. PhoneCritic

Posts: 1354; Member since: Oct 05, 2011

That is what IBM,Nokia, RIM, XEROX, Polaroid, Microsoft etc... all thought too. Nothing last forever. Everyone( company) has their moment on top and then it's time for someone else. This is Apples time now but tomorrow we will all be talking about those good old days when Apple was a force to be reckon within the mobile landscape. Again nothing last forever

16. Chuck007

Posts: 1410; Member since: Mar 02, 2014

I sure as hell don't want that to happen. Huawei have been doing a great job and I'd give credit where its due, but come on now. Name a single western company they took over that kept their spirit intact. More than half the time key employees of acquired companies end up leaving.

18. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

Apple is imploding. I do understand that when you have YOUR own money and the capacity to handle your won services, that it is good to bring them in-house and not pay other. After all, if they are spending $1Billion per year to use 2 other companies, and could drop that cost to 1/2 in theory to bring it in-house, then it is a smarter move in theory. The question is, can Apple actually handle bringing iCloud in-house and not use Google or Microsoft who have much better cloud experience?

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