A 14-year veteran of Apple, it has been reported that Chris Blumenberg is leaving the company to head to different pastures. While information is limited on the departure, there is no doubt that a key engineer is leaving.
Over the last six years, Blumenberg has been a key engineer and manager for the development of Maps for iOS, as well as Maps for OS X. He has led a team of 40 other engineers during his tenure, and there’s a good chance that his team was in charge of implementing Maps into iCloud.com.
There’s no word on what made Blumenberg decide on the departure from Apple. There’s no word, either, just how long he’ll remain at Apple before he makes the full transition to Uber.
This is undoubtedly a big loss, and Blumenberg’s departure is one of many. At the beginning of June, a report started circulating that suggested many of the improvements to Maps that were scheduled to be showcased at this year’s 2014 were canceled due to unrest within the Maps team as a whole.
[via The Information]