The iPhone maker said Wednesday that its cloud service, iCloud, is set to deliver millions of job cuts.
The job-loss numbers come amid a national debate over how the tech industry should tackle its massive cloud problem.
Apple, which already offers its own cloud service called iCal, is using its own technology to help create a virtual version of its workflows, allowing its employees to work from home.
The company has been working on its own virtual calendar, which it hopes will help people work from work more efficiently.
The new report from The Wall St. Journal says Apple is expected to cut more than 1 million jobs, or 10% of its workforce, in the coming years.
It cites a recent survey that found that most employees in the United States, where Apple has its largest workforce, are looking for a job that pays less than $50,000 a year, up from less than that in 2015.
The study also found that Apple is facing stiff competition from other cloud providers like Amazon and Microsoft, which offer cheaper cloud-based offerings.
Amazon’s chief executive, Jeff Bezos, told The Wall ST that Apple could not compete with Amazon’s price and features for cloud-computing services, and he expects the company to soon offer a cloud-like service.
“We’re not there yet, but the fact that we are, it shows that Amazon can beat Apple,” he said.