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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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!)

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Top Rated Comments

Kaibelf Avatar
120 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!
- <insert gratuitous "you're holding it wrong" tired joke>
- They are making a watch but there's no new mac pro? They abandoned the pro user!
- <insert "my watch is snappier" joke>
- <insert "shut up and take my money" meme>
- 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.
Score: 14 Votes (Like | Disagree)
gcliv Avatar
120 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!
- <insert gratuitous "you're holding it wrong" tired joke>
- They are making a watch but there's no new mac pro? They abandoned the pro user!
- <insert "my watch is snappier" joke>
- <insert "shut up and take my money" meme>
- 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
Score: 5 Votes (Like | Disagree)
cmChimera Avatar
120 months ago
ok....

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

Because it says what he's working on.
Score: 5 Votes (Like | Disagree)
SoAnyway Avatar
120 months ago
iWatch with Flash installed?
Score: 2 Votes (Like | Disagree)
flux73 Avatar
120 months ago
Also "Who cares, where are the Mac Pros!?!"
:mad:

No, really. Where are the Mac Pros?!

;)

:(
Score: 2 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Satori Avatar
120 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!
- <insert gratuitous "you're holding it wrong" tired joke>
- They are making a watch but there's no new mac pro? They abandoned the pro user!
- <insert "my watch is snappier" joke>
- <insert "shut up and take my money" meme>
- 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
Score: 2 Votes (Like | Disagree)

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