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Apple hiring team for fitness-focused wearable computer, sources say

07/18, 12:00pm

Thought to be long-rumored iWatch

Apple has started assembling a team of people specializing in fitness, medical sensors, manufacturing, and hardware and software engineering in order to produce a fitness-focused wearable computer chock full of sensor technology, sources say. Apple is stated to have experimented with a number of designs in the past, including ones that could clip onto clothing, like an iPod shuffle. Currently though the company is thought to have returned to a wrist-wrapped device, likely the iWatch.

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Kevin Lynch said to be heading team of iPod veterans at Apple

04/12, 9:48am

Purpose of group uncertain

Former Adobe CTO Kevin Lynch -- now Vice President of Technology at Apple -- has gathered together a team comprised mostly of iPod veterans, says French site MacGeneration. One of the people is said to be Robert Curtis, who has worked for four years on iPod firmware. Another is Steven Bollinger, who is credited in a number of media player and touchscreen patents belonging to Apple.

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