Steve Jobs tried to recruit Kevin Lynch to Apple after Flash kerfuffle

“Steve Jobs personally tried to recruit Kevin Lynch to Apple after the big Flash debate in 2010,” Zac Hall reports for 9to5Mac. “Lynch, of course, was Adobe’s chief technology officer at the time and had just went head-to-head with Apple CEO Steve Jobs over Flash and iOS.”

“Apple later hired Lynch away from Adobe in 2013, giving him the title VP of Technology and a project that would later become the Apple Watch, a hire that was widely seen as a bizarre move. Tim Cook’s Apple hired the guy that Steve Jobs basically destroyed,” Hall reports. “Kevin Lynch has since enjoyed lengthy amounts of stage time during recent Apple keynotes. In September 2014, Lynch demoed the Apple Watch to the world for the first time months before it was available to purchase. Then in June at Apple’s annual WWDC event, Lynch demoed the watchOS 2 software update on stage to developers and the world.”

Hall reports, “While it hasn’t been widely discussed that Jobs had tried (and failed) to recruit the Adobe CTO in 2010, Lynch confirmed the detail in a recent commencement address delivered to University of Illinois at Chicago’s mid-year graduating class.”

Read more in the full article here.


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[Thanks to MacDailyNews Reader “Dan K.” for the heads up.]

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