Apple's teams working on iCloud, AI, and Health, are apparently seeing more employees departing the company, according to a report, with a lack of optimism and Apple's back-to-office strategy alluded to be reasons behind the staff shrinkage.
Three Apple teams have seen their headcounts go down recently, with there being an increase in the number of people leaving Apple in favor of fresh pastures. The exits include a few high-profile names from the Health and iCloud teams, which could potentially hurt development in each group.
According to the Bloomberg "Power On" newsletter, Mark Gurman reports Health AI research chief Emily Fox is leaving Apple for a position at a university later in 2021. Meanwhile, former Netflix platform engineer Ruslan Meshenberg has apparently left his role leading Apple's team working on cloud infrastructure in favor of Google.
Gurman offers a number of reasons for the departures, including how it is plausible that after onboarding an "atypically high number of engineers," an increased rate of employees quitting can be expected.