For all of the secrecy surrounding Apple’s Project Titan, there sure has been an awful lot of personnel news reported on it over the years. The most recent of which, shared by CNBC overnight Thursday, wasn’t so positive. According to people familiar with the program—and later confirmed by an Apple spokesperson—more than 200 employees were cut from Project Titan.
In the statement to CNBC, the Apple spokesperson explained it as less of a mass firing and more of an internal restructuring.
“We have an incredibly talented team working on autonomous systems and associated technologies at Apple. As the team focuses their work on several key areas for 2019, some groups are being moved to projects in other parts of the company, where they will support machine learning and other initiatives, across all of Apple,” the spokesperson said.