Kevin Lynch, the ex-Adobe executive who caused a bit of a stir when he joined Apple, is now rumored to be heading a team of Cupertino employees who used to work in the company’s iPod division. Speculation has been raised that the team could be working on the long-rumored ‘iWatch.”
Lynch is said to be in charge of a new team at Apple with many engineers who previously worked on the company’s iPod lineup, according to sources who spoke with MacGeneration. Among the names on the new team are said to be Robert Curtis, who worked on iPod firmware for several years, along with Steve Bollinger, who is credited with numerous iPod and multitouch patents.
While no one knows exactly what Lynch’s team is working on, MacGeneration has speculated that the new division could be working on the rumored smart watch accessory, considering the pedigree of Lynch’s new team. A February report claimed Apple already had a team of one hundred working on the as yet unannounced watch.
When it was revealed last month that Lynch had taken a position at Apple, much wailing and gnashing of teeth could be heard among the Apple faithful because of Lynch’s connections with Adobe’s Flash, and his iPhone vs. steamroller stunt.
Lynch is said to be directly reporting to Bob Mansfield, who leads the new “Technologies” group at Apple. The division, created last fall, was created from Apple’s wireless and semiconductor development teams.