Apple Inc.’s close-knit industrial design team is undergoing its
most pronounced turnover in decades, marking a changing of the
guard for the famed group that has defined the tech giant’s
aesthetic and spearheaded the development of products including
Rico Zorkendorfer and Daniele De Iuliis, who together have more
than 35 years of experience at Apple, decided to leave the company
recently, people familiar with the departures said. Another member
of the team with a decade of experience, Julian Hönig, plans to
leave in the coming months, people familiar with his plans said.
I’m not sure I’d call it a “changing of the guard” but Apple’s ID team has been remarkably stable, and truly is close-knit.