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Report: Apple Car boss abandons company for ‘personal reasons’

An Apple employee tasked with leading the long-rumoured Apple Car project plans to leave the company, a new report claims.

Steve Zadesky – who has worked at Apple for 16 years – will now abandon the mooted electric car project, as reported by the Wall Street Journal.

It’s not clear when Zadesky plans to make his departure; he is still employed by Apple at the present time.

The Apple Car lead has been managing the project for the last two years, but will now leave the firm for ‘personal reasons’.

Zadesky worked on both the iPhone and iPod during his tenure at Apple, and previously held an engineer position at Ford.

While Apple has never formally announced plans to build an electric vehicle, there have been widespread reports that the project is ongoing.

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The car is reportedly being developed under the codename ‘Project Titan’, and is rumoured to ship in 2019.

The rumours have been met with some scepticism, but a senior Ford executive recently told TrustedReviews that it’s well within Apple’s means to build a successful car business.

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