Three Industrial Designers Leave Apple, Jony Ive's Legacy, Apple Discussed M&A with Intel

Today's Above Avalon daily update includes the following stories: 

  • Three Industrial Designers Leave Apple

  • Jony Ive's Legacy

  • Apple Discussed M&A with Intel

We begin today’s update with news of three additional industrial designers leaving Apple. I share my perspective and thoughts on the departures. The discussion includes how managing the turnover that is unfolding within Apple Industrial Design will play a role in Jony Ive’s legacy. The email concludes with Apple and Intel. The WSJ is reporting that Apple previously held discussions with Intel about acquiring its smartphone modem business. We go over my thoughts on the story and why a deal regarding Apple acquiring Intel’s smartphone modem IP would now be considered a surprise.

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