A new report claims Siri co-founder and Apple Engineering Director Adam Cheyer has left Apple
Siri co-founder and Apple Engineering Director Adam Cheyer has left Apple, according to a new report Tuesday. According to the po, stCheyer left the company recently, though little is given surrounding why he in fact left.
As a brief refresher, Apple purchased Siri in early 2010 for more than $200 million. At the time, the company only had a voice assistant app that could turn voice commands into actions. After the acquisition, Apple turned Siri into an exclusive feature for the iPhone 4S and all-new iPad.
When Siri was acquired, Cheyer came on board, as well as two other co-founders. However, with Cheyer and another Siri co-founder now gone, the only co-founder remaining is Tom Gruber. Gruber now works in product design.
With Apple's iPhone 5 due to be unveiled tomorrow, one can only wonder whether or not Cheyer's departure had anything to do with the role Siri will play in Apple's next-generation hardware. Hopefully we find out more details in the coming weeks.
Apple's iOS6-powered iPhone 5 along with a newly revamped Siri is expected to be unveiled tomorrow in San Francisco.