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Apple Layoffs: 600+ Job Cuts After Car and Smartwatch Project Cancellations

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According to documents submitted to the California Employment Development Department, Apple is terminating 614 employees in California.

The company began winding down both programs, the Car and Smartwatch Projects, in February due to their perceived complexity and challenges.

The company has been working on their automobile idea since 2014.

According to reports, 371 employees were laid off from Apple's major car-related workplace in Santa Clara, California, with numerous others at other satellite locations also affected by the layoffs.

Apple is now moving its focus to initiatives utilizing generative AI.

Apple created its own artificial intelligence (AI) section after acquiring DarwinAI, an AI firm, and hiring several of its own staff members to work on this.

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