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Startup dubbed Humane lures another Apple engineer

Patrick Gates — an Apple senior director of engineering who led development of iCloud, FaceTime, and iMessage during nearly 14 years at the the tech giant — left Apple to join a stealth startup founded by two other former Apple employees, Bethany Bongiorno and Imran Chaudhri. Now the founders have announced that another Apple engineer has come aboard: Rubén Caballero (pictured) has joined as technical advisor.

At Apple, he was one of the founding leaders of the iPhone hardware team and later expanded his role to include iPad, Apple Watch, AirPods, Macintosh and all other hardware products. He founded the Wireless Design & Technology team at Apple, where he ultimately led a team of over 1,000 engineers in 26 countries at the forefront of wireless technology – from development to validation, certification and launch. Caballero also became the product leader for Apple TV and the last generation of Airport devices, leading multiple engineering organizations

Humane’s website says it’s working on products that focus on “the next shift between humans and computing.”

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Dennis Sellers is the editor/publisher of Apple World Today. He’s been an “Apple journalist” since 1995 (starting with the first big Apple news site, MacCentral). He loves to read, run, play sports, and watch movies.