MacCentral has confirmed through industry sources that Clent Richardson, Apple’s vice president of worldwide developer relations, is leaving the company to assume a new position at
One 2 One, a UK-based cellular communications company.
Richardson’s departure from Apple comes at an interesting time; Apple has just released Mac OS X, arguably the most significant change to the Mac platform since its introduction in 1984. Along with the new operating system comes an entirely new architecture for Apple and its legions of software and hardware developers to support.
As vice president of worldwide developer relations, Richardson has been key in cementing relationships with the companies and individuals that create products for the Macintosh.
One 2 One was first launched in September of 1993. The company was the UK’s first fully digital mobile communications network. One 2 One services more than 8 million mobile customers through the UK. Part of T-Mobile International, One 2 One is a subsidiary of Deutsche Telekom.
An Apple spokesperson contacted by MacCentral would not comment on the news.