Apple’s had just a few public embarrassments lately — AirPower, the MacBook’s unreliable butterfly keyboard, and the iPhone slowdown saga come to thoughts — however it’s been a minute since because the unique tech scandal of “Antennagate,” when the iPhone 4 had an inclination to drop calls should you held it insure methods.
In the present day, The Information is reporting (and AppleInsider is corroborating) that Apple VP of engineering and wireless specialist Rubén Caballero has left the corporate, which is notable for a few causes.
First, The Information reviews he was the driving pressure behind Apple’s in-house 5G modem efforts — as a result of sure, it seems that Apple is trying to design its 5G modem to compete with Qualcomm. We can’t learn an excessive amount of into his departure as a result of 5G is ridiculously messy right now and Apple’s at the eye of the storm, so there might have been any variety of causes for him to get pushed out or determine to maneuver on.
According to Reuters, he might have genuinely misplaced his management function in January when Apple moved its modem efforts in-house, months earlier than the surprise Apple-Qualcomm settlement that noticed Intel lose its likelihood at a spot inside the first 5G iPhone. And in February, Apple reportedly poached a 5G leader from Intel as correctly.
However second, Caballero occurs to be the same antenna expert who reportedly warned Steve Jobs that the iPhone 4’s antenna design is likely to be vulnerable to dropping calls, and he’s been rising the ranks since then. His LinkedIn page states he’s been on the firm for over 14 years, and a 2018 profile at CNET en Español suggests he and his workforce have touched each wireless aspect of each Apple machine since.