Microsoft Hires Former Apple Exec to Head HoloLens

Microsoft’s augmented reality platform has a new leader: Ruben Caballero, who previously oversaw wireless technologies at Apple.

Ruben recently joined Microsoft’s Mixed Reality & AI Division, according to his LinkedIn profile. In his new role as corporate vice president, he is now leading the team responsible for HoloLens.

Caballero describes himself as “passionate and thorough, with experience in R&D, prototyping, designing, integrating, testing, and shipping millions of world-class consumer electronics products and technologies.”  He is a “proven innovator for new consumer experiences creating new technology areas and breakthrough designs.”

A 14-year Apple veteran, Caballero was a founding member of the original iPhone team at Apple and founded and led the Wireless Design & Technology group at Apple. He is apparently working for Microsoft in Silicon Valley, not Washington State.

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  • bart

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    07 April, 2020 - 8:47 am

    <p>This is the guy Apple let go, because of antenna gate, right? ;)</p>

    • VancouverNinja

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      07 April, 2020 - 10:31 am

      <blockquote><em><a href="#537230">In reply to Bart:</a></em></blockquote><p>You got that wrong. In 2009 he was the guy that warned Jobs about the design problems. Jobs did not listen to him and end up with antenna gate. This guy left Apple around the end of 2019.</p>

      • bart

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        07 April, 2020 - 2:23 pm

        <blockquote><em><a href="#537245">In reply to VancouverNinja:</a></em></blockquote><p>I was making a joke…. Clearly not a funny one?</p>

  • chrisrut

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    08 April, 2020 - 11:51 am

    <p>This is quite good news; events such as the current pandemic continue to demonstrate the necessity of ever-increasing virtualization of experiences, both business and personal. Microsoft's portfolio is pretty remarkable in this arena. This fellow could be the person to pull the pieces together.</p><p><br></p><p>Kind of like watching "Chopped."</p>

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