Swift Creator Leaves Apple for Tesla, Apple and Employee Retention, Fitbit Acquires Luxury Smartwatch Maker

Today's Above Avalon stories: 

  • Swift Creator Leaves Apple for Tesla
  • Apple and Employee Retention
  • Fitbit Acquires Luxury Smartwatch Maker

We begin today's email with my thoughts and observations on Chris Lattner, Apple Director of Developer Tools, leaving Apple to become VP of Autopilot Software at Tesla. The discussion then turns to the broader question of whether Apple has a growing problem with employee retention. We go over a few examples that help separate myth from reality. The email concludes with news of Fitbit acquiring Vector, a luxury smartwatch start-up. We discuss my thoughts on where Fitbit is headed. 

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