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Old Apr 12, 2013, 09:00 AM   #1
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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.

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.
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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.

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Old Apr 12, 2013, 09:07 AM   #2
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I think this hire is going to end up impressing a lot of folks. The guy is clearly brilliant, and he seems to have a history of devotion to his employers and their products.
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I think this hire is going to end up impressing a lot of folks.
Really? I'm not sold.
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Old Apr 12, 2013, 09:08 AM   #4
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Old Apr 12, 2013, 09:08 AM   #5
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This is one of the more interesting rumors at least to me. Most times I look on and chuckle about rumored Apple products, but this time there are no laughs. If they pull this off it could mean a revolution in technology. Even as a card carrying skeptic I think this might be the real deal. But what do I know.
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Old Apr 12, 2013, 09:09 AM   #6
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Old Apr 12, 2013, 09:09 AM   #7
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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.

That said, I hope this product is decent. It has potential.
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Old Apr 12, 2013, 09:12 AM   #8
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I would not put too much into who is managing vs the technical and design leadership. We really don't know how he fits in other than a rather generic title
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Old Apr 12, 2013, 09:12 AM   #9
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ok....

Not sure how this is a rumor since he has been hired already.
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Old Apr 12, 2013, 09:13 AM   #10
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ok....

Not sure how this is a rumor since he has been hired already.
Because it says what he's working on.
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Old Apr 12, 2013, 09:16 AM   #11
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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.

That said, I hope this product is decent. It has potential.
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Old Apr 12, 2013, 09:17 AM   #12
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Also "Who cares, where are the Mac Pros!?!"
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Old Apr 12, 2013, 09:20 AM   #13
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iPod Watch, here we come!
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Old Apr 12, 2013, 09:20 AM   #14
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This combined with the hiring of the core team from Segway has my mind spinning round and round.
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Old Apr 12, 2013, 09:24 AM   #15
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if hes involved in a watch project hopefully for him it will fare better than his beloved flash which he was proven to be utterly wrong about.

but hes probably their best hire since whats his name from the uk
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This combined with the hiring of the core team from Segway has my mind spinning round and round.
Hopefully they will not go the way of poor Jimi, tragic but not without a certain element of humor.
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Old Apr 12, 2013, 09:32 AM   #17
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if hes involved in a watch project hopefully for him it will fare better than his beloved flash which he was proven to be utterly wrong about.

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Flash in its time was pretty awesome.

As for the 'Flash is awesome' he was paid to say it, no matter what he personally thought. Apple understood this, top bed fans don't
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Old Apr 12, 2013, 09:39 AM   #18
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Or.....maybe he's just digging an Apple paycheck and having fun rocking out to iTunes. Don't you just love these so called "sites" with their "iwild" speculation!

Slow news day.
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Old Apr 12, 2013, 09:40 AM   #19
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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.
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
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Old Apr 12, 2013, 09:42 AM   #20
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Looks unnervingly like Harry Potter to me.
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Old Apr 12, 2013, 09:44 AM   #21
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the guy who evangelist flash even though knowing its outdated and bloated ?
he'll fit right in the iPod division.
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Old Apr 12, 2013, 09:53 AM   #23
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I'm to believe that Apple has a team of 100 or more, working on some top secret project that has been reported to be well into development and they bring in an outsider to head it up at such a late stage. Note buying it.
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Old Apr 12, 2013, 09:58 AM   #24
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The iWatch will only tell times in timezones which Apple has approved.
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Old Apr 12, 2013, 10:01 AM   #25
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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.

That said, I hope this product is decent. It has potential.
Please keep refining and adding to your list and post on every story. I'd rather read the bitching in one single post than spread out over multiple posts clogging up a decent discussion by enthusiasts. Mmmmmk thx
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