Rivian loses its first CTO, a veteran Apple exec who helped create the iPhone

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Buzzy EV startup Rivian has lost its first chief technology officer just nine months after he started the job. Mike Bell, a longtime Apple executive who helped start the iPhone project, left Rivian this month, the company confirmed to The Verge.

Rivian hired Bell in June 2019, as The Verge first reported last year. He previously spent five years as an executive at Intel, where he ran the company’s mobile division, and three years at Palm, where he helped bring the Pre into the world. He also worked at Motorola before spending 15-plus years at Apple.

It’s unclear why Bell left Rivian after just nine months; he did not respond to a request for comment. He was just featured in the first episode of a documentary-style “behind the scenes”…

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