After making obscene remarks in a TikTok video, a top Apple executive is departing.

When asked what he did for a career, Apple's VP of procurement Tony Blevins replied, "I have rich cars, play golf, and fondle big-breasted women."

After making obscene remarks in a TikTok video, a top Apple executive is departing.
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One of Apple's most senior employees is quitting the company after he was seen making the crude remark that he fondles "big-breasted ladies" for a living in a popular TikTok video.

In the video, which was released on September 5, TikTok and Instagram inventor Daniel Mac contacted Apple's Tony Blevins as part of a series where he asks owners of fancy automobiles what their jobs are. While parking a Mercedes-Benz SLR McLaren, an out-of-production sports car that sells for hundreds of thousands of dollars, Mac halted the executive.

The subtitles accompanying the video captions Blevins as saying, "I have wealthy automobiles, play golf and fondle big-breasted ladies, yet I take weekends and major holidays off." He boasted about having a "heck of a dental plan" as well.

Actually serving as Apple's vice president of procurement, Blevins is in charge of negotiating contracts with partners and suppliers. He recently participated in negotiations with Globalstar Inc. over a satellite arrangement for the business, oversaw talks with Qualcomm Inc. and Intel Corp. over cellular modems, and was in charge of bringing down the price of a number of crucial components used in Apple's mobile devices.

According to sources familiar with the issue, Blevins' team — which included around a half-dozen direct subordinates and several hundred employees — was taken from his leadership following an internal probe.

Blevins, an Apple veteran of 22 years, verified the event to Bloomberg, stating that it occurred on August 18. "I'd want to use this occasion to genuinely apologize to anyone who has been upset by my erroneous effort at comedy," he added.

According to an Apple official, Blevins is leaving the Cupertino, California-based corporation.

Blevins is one of Apple's about 100 vice presidents and one of only around 30 executives that report to either Chief Executive Officer Tim Cook or Chief Operating Officer Jeff Williams. According to the sources, Williams has been Blevins' employer for the most of his career, albeit he temporarily reported to Sabih Khan, Apple's senior vice president of operations.

According to one of the sources, the decision to split ways between the firm and Blevins was made by Williams. According to the individual, the operations head will manage Blevins' previous team for the time being.

The TikTok video was shot during a car exhibition in Pebble Beach, California, last month by Blevins. In the 25-second short, he quotes a phrase from the 1981 film Arthur, in which the main character, Arthur Bach, defines his own job: "I race cars, play tennis, and fondle ladies, but I get weekends off and I am my own boss."

The video received over 40,000 Instagram likes and 1.3 million TikTok views. Following the publication of the video, certain employees of Apple's operations and procurement teams reported it to the human resources department, according to the people, who did not want to be identified since the matter is private. According to them, the business subsequently initiated the inquiry.

According to the sources, the video became a subject of debate among Apple employees in recent weeks, with some expressing outrage over his statements — especially considering that other leaders, including Cook and Williams, have openly championed workforce diversity and women's empowerment. Employees at several of the company's main suppliers have also began to share the footage.

The departure of Blevins leaves a gap at Apple. According to individuals familiar with his work, he has been critical to the company's success over the last two decades, assisting Apple in increasing profit margins and gaining access to vital technology before competitors. They believe he will be tough to replace due to his expertise of Apple's supply chain and negotiation abilities.

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