The Secret History of the Apple Watch Revealed

The Secret History of the Apple Watch Revealed

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A new exclusive report published by WIRED details the secret history of the Apple Watch.

In early 2013, Kevin Lynch accepted a job offer from Apple. Funny thing about the offer: It didn’t say what he would be doing. So intense is Apple’s secrecy that all Lynch knew was his vague title, vice president of technology, and that he’d be working on something completely new. It was odd that Apple even offered him a job. During his eight years at Adobe, most recently as chief technology officer, he was best known as the only person dumb enough to publicly fight Steve Jobs over the iPhone’s lack of support for Flash videos. When Lynch announced his move, the reaction was immediate: They want this guy? Apple blogger John Gruber called Lynch “a bozo, a bad hire.”

Lynch had a lot to prove—and, apparently, a lot to do. When he showed up at 1 Infinite Loop on his first day, he was instructed to skip the usual new-employee orientation. His boss at the time, hardware czar Bob Mansfield, said to head straight to the design studio and get to work. He could learn about his 401(k) later.

As soon as he walked into the studio, he found out the project he’d been hired to run was already on deadline. In fact, it was behind schedule. There was a design review in two days, he was told, with the Apple brass. Lynch had better be ready.

The lengthy report details how Apple progressed from the prototype stage to the final product, inventing new features and perfecting the user interface. It's a highly suggested read. Hit the link below to continue!

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The Secret History of the Apple Watch Revealed

Pbufs - April 3, 2015 at 10:11pm
The article was good, but the title was terrible. The Apple Watch is an companion to the iPhone and relies on it. In no way is it an "iPhone Killer".
Wtf - April 3, 2015 at 12:18pm
Yes, like why and how we get a bunch of mindless morons to pay at least $350 for something that will be out of date in a year and completely obsolete in 3-4 years.
BigAzzDong - April 3, 2015 at 2:59pm
My iPod Classic is still rocking and working. Not sure what you mean but obsolete when it's really comments like yours shows how a broke azz usually talk and when continue to troll for nothing more than attention.
Geoff - April 3, 2015 at 7:35pm
Crikey - I feel for you. How do you cope living with all us mindless morons all around you. Life for you must be hell. Thank goodness for the mindful few you represent so eloquently!
Geoff - April 2, 2015 at 8:44pm
This article highlights what to me differentiates Apple from others - they fully work out and understand the answer to the "why" question. Even when they start with the answer (let's make something you wear on your wrist), they let all their efforts from then be guided by why people would want it. Love it!