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Kevin Lynch Reportedly Heading Up Team of iPod Engineers, Is iWatch Involved?

French site MacGeneration reports [Google translation] that former Adobe executive Kevin Lynch, who joined Apple as a vice president of Technologies last month, is now heading up a team of engineers with experience designing iPod products.

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Source: Stephen Shankland/CNET

While MacGeneration does not know for certain what project the group is working on, the site speculates that Lynch's team may be applying its iPod expertise to Apple's rumored smart watch effort.
Among the names mentioned, we note those of Robert Curtis and Steven Bollinger. The former worked for four years on the iPod firmware, the latter is cited in numerous patents related to Apple's music player and touch screens. Lynch's other recruits have worked on various components of the iPod, from its interface to parts of its system through certain material respects.
Apple's "iWatch" effort is reportedly well underway, with Bloomberg revealing earlier this year that Apple has a team of 100 product designers working on the project. It is, however, unclear exactly how Lynch and his group fit into that team if he is indeed working on the iWatch.

(Thanks for the translation, Arthur!)

Related roundup: Apple Watch

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20 months ago
I'll spare a few trolls the trouble.

- Apple's got no new ideas!
- Tim Cook needs to leave! Look at the stock price!
- I'd never buy a watch, so no one on the planet should want one!
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- They are making a watch but there's no new mac pro? They abandoned the pro user!
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- Oh is apple trying to patent the wrist now?

That should cover most of it. :rolleyes:

That said, I hope this product is decent. It has potential.
Rating: 14 Votes
20 months ago

ok....

Not sure how this is a rumor since he has been hired already.


Because it says what he's working on.
Rating: 5 Votes
20 months ago

I'll spare a few trolls the trouble.

- Apple's got no new ideas!
- Tim Cook needs to leave! Look at the stock price!
- I'd never buy a watch, so no one on the planet should want one!
-
- They are making a watch but there's no new mac pro? They abandoned the pro user!
-
-
- Oh is apple trying to patent the wrist now?

That should cover most of it. :rolleyes:

That said, I hope this product is decent. It has potential.


You forgot G5 PowerBook next Tuesday
Rating: 5 Votes
20 months ago

I think this hire is going to end up impressing a lot of folks.


Really? I'm not sold.
Rating: 2 Votes
20 months ago

You forgot G5 PowerBook next Tuesday


Also "Who cares, where are the Mac Pros!?!"
Rating: 2 Votes
20 months ago

Also "Who cares, where are the Mac Pros!?!"

:mad:

No, really. Where are the Mac Pros?!

;)

:(
Rating: 2 Votes
20 months ago

I'll spare a few trolls the trouble.

- Apple's got no new ideas!
- Tim Cook needs to leave! Look at the stock price!
- I'd never buy a watch, so no one on the planet should want one!
-
- They are making a watch but there's no new mac pro? They abandoned the pro user!
-
-
- Oh is apple trying to patent the wrist now?

That should cover most of it. :rolleyes:


Could we get this inserted at the start of every thread on MR?

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Slow news day.


And we need to add this one to the list as well
Rating: 2 Votes
20 months ago
iWatch with Flash installed?
Rating: 2 Votes
20 months ago

Idk how old this photograph is, but I'm loving the original iPhone used in it. I used mine for 4 years... still my favorite iPhone ever.


4 years? I sure hope you're not still making payments for it to your phone carrier. Biggest ripoff in the land, continuing to make users pay for a phone that's already paid for in full.
Rating: 1 Votes
20 months ago

Nothing had pegged him to be working with iPod engineers before this article. It's a reasonable leap to say that by working with engineers specializing with portable electronics, he might be working on new portable electronics. Which may include the much rumored portable electronic watch. It's a rumor. It's a new rumor. It's a reasonable rumor. Deal with it.


Wow...this must really be important to you.

You convinced yourself that something completely made up without a shred of proof is 'reasonable'.

whatever floats your boat.
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