Two weeks ago, former Apple engineer and After Effects guru Pete Ward tweeted that Apple had let go of a good number of employees from the Final Cut team.
Apple laid off 40 of my old Final Cut team yesterday, lots of good people, despite high profits. Apple can be pretty evil.
Lest you be worried, Final Cut won’t be going anywhere as the cuts were reportedly focused on Final Cut teams based out of Santa Monica and Austin. As a quick aside, a comment on AE Portal news mentions that the Santa Monica team in particular was the group responsible for Motion.