A new report claims that former Adobe Systems Incorporated (NASDAQ:ADBE) executive Kevin Lynch may now be leading a team of iPod employees. This rumor comes from sources who initially spoke with MacGeneration. Names mentioned on the team include the iPod firmware executive Robert Curtis and iPod/multitouch patent executive Steve Bollinger.
Although there is no word on what this rumored team may be working on, it is speculated that they may be working on a smartwatch accessory. There were reports two months ago that Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) already had a team of 100 working on the new gadget. Many of those employees had previous experience working on popular gadgets like the iPhone and iPad. In March, it was announced that Lynch secured a plum position at Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) although some fans were less than pleased with the announcement. Lynch had connections with Adobe Systems Incorporated (NASDAQ:ADBE) Flash and has previously made some unsavory comments about Apple not supporting the platform on iOS systems.
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Lynch works under Bob Mansfield, the leader of the new “technologies” group. This particular division combines the wireless teams and semiconductor teams.
There is little doubt that Kevin Lynch is working on a significant project, however what it is exactly we are not certain. The fact that there are rumors and speculation perhaps indicates that there is something big coming.
The iWatch is one of the most interesting rumored gadgets Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) may have in store. The iPhone has pretty much eliminated the need for watches these days, so why would Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) create a watch? With all of that said, it is possible that Apple may be working on a way to enhance the iPhone with an iWatch. It’s really too early to guess what Apple may or may not do with the purported watch. Hopefully if and when it’s introduced, it will go beyond expectations.