“The lead audio engineer for Microsoft’s HoloLens augmented reality project has been hired away by Apple, fueling speculation that the iPhone maker could be working on an AR project of its own,” Neil Hughes reports for AppleInsider.

“Analyst Travis Jakel of Piper Jaffray found that Nick Thompson’s LinkedIn page now lists him as an engineer at Apple, where he started work in July,” Hughes reports. “Prior to that, he had a few stints at Microsoft, most recently where he served as the HoloLens Audio Hardware Engineering Lead from September of 2012.”

“Thompson previously had a noteworthy tenure — nearly 7 years — at Apple, where he served as the senior engineering manager of the company’s CPU Software, Audio division,” Hughes reports. “To analyst Gene Munster, Apple’s re-recruitment of Thompson post-HoloLens experience could be further evidence that the company likely has an internal team working on potential augmented reality projects.”

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