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Apple’s Dan Riccio Shifts From Hardware Chief to AR, VR Headsets

  • Apple moves team working on own screens, cameras to Srouji
  • Riccio left top hardware job recently to work on ‘new project’
Dan Riccio, right, and Jony Ive in 2019.
Dan Riccio, right, and Jony Ive in 2019.Photographer: Justin Sullivan/Getty Images

Apple Inc. executive Dan Riccio is focusing on the company’s upcoming virtual and augmented reality devices after he shed his role as the head of hardware engineering, according to people with knowledge of the move.

Last month, the Cupertino, California-based technology giant said Riccio was stepping down and being replaced by top lieutenant John Ternus. At the time, Apple said Riccio was shifting to a “new project” without specifying.