Apple Head of Home Services departs after two-year tenure

article thumbnail

AppleInsider is supported by its audience and may earn commission as an Amazon Associate and affiliate partner on qualifying purchases. These affiliate partnerships do not influence our editorial content.

Apple's Home Services chief has departed after spending two years leading smart home projects for the Cupertino tech giant.

Sam Jadallah, whose official job title was Head of Home Services, announced that he had left Apple in a LinkedIn post over the weekend.

"That's a wrap with Apple," he wrote. "I'm so grateful for the friendships that will endure and the opportunity to shape and create new capabilities for people and homes around the world."

Jadallah added that he was excited to head back into the "Silicon Valley ecosystem." He lists his current position on LinkedIn as "Investor, Independent Board Director."

Apple hired Jedallah back in 2019 to lead its smart home efforts and the development of HomeKit. Prior to joining Apple, he worked as the CEO of a smart lock company and also spent time as a corporate vice president for Microsoft in the 1980s and 1990s.

In the two years since he was hired, Apple has pushed a number of smart home initiatives under Jedallah's watch. That includes support for the Thread standard, working with other technology companies on Matter, and introducing new HomeKit features.

Recent reports have suggested that Apple engineers are pessimistic about the future of the Apple TV. Together with the HomePod, Apple's home hardware has lagged behind competitors like Amazon and Google. However, the next evolution of Apple's home strategy could be a combination of the HomePod and Apple TV.

It isn't clear how Jadallah's departure from the company will affect that strategy, or whether it's related to the Apple TV pessimism among Apple engineers.