This week appears to be one where Apple sees aging lawsuits reanimated to drag the Cupertino-based company’s lawyers back into court rooms.
Earlier this week, Chris Lattner, the author of LLVM and creator of Swift, quit Apple and joined Tesla as VP of Autopilot Software. The move came as a shock since Lattner has been working at Apple for a very long time, and considering he is deemed as the founder of Swift, the decision surprised many. Now, Business Insider details in a report the reason behind Lattner’s departure from Apple.
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Celebrating the tenth anniversary of the original iPhone, iFixit have done a roundup of all the iPhone teardowns they have done over a decade.
Chris Lattner, Creator of Swift and LLVM, Is Leaving Apple to Join Tesla as VP of Autopilot Software
Chris Lattner, director of the Developer Tools department at Apple and the author of Swift, has left the company to join Tesla where he will be the Vice President of Autopilot Software. Lattner lead the team at Apple working on Xcode, Swift, and other development tools that the company offers.