Apple and Apple Watch health executive Kevin Lynch is getting involved in the Apple Car project that has been in the works for years. According to the same report, Lynch will continue to participate in the development of Apple Watch despite the change.
According to a well-informed person According to the report, Lynch’s involvement in Apple Car has been confirmed by four different people “familiar with the matter”, although, unsurprisingly, Apple has declined to comment on the matter.
The same report notes that Apple continues to try to find new ways to expand beyond the iPhone, with the Apple Watch doing an admirable job of late. Apple seems to hope that Lynch can work a similar magic with Apple Car.
Lynch is one of the architects behind the Apple Watch. In 2013, he was hired specifically to grow the product from idea to reality, and is credited largely with helping define a new product category for Apple, “wearables,” which now generates billions per. trimester.
Apple has been rumored to have plans for some form of self-driving cars for years and was recently reported to be turning to companies for US-made batteries.
While the report says that Lynch will continue to be involved with Apple Watch and health, it goes on to say that he want stay away from the Jeff Williams health team.
Lynch will step away from the health staff of Chief Operating Officer Jeff Williams, a team of vice presidents of health that includes Dr. Sumbul Desai, chief of care delivery and regulation, Myra Haggerty, who heads algorithms, Eugene Kim, chief hardware officer for clocks and other critical health strategy drivers.
Evan Doll, director of healthcare software engineering, will replace Lynch on staff, one of the people said. While Doll will continue to report to Lynch, Lynch’s absence from that team, home to the organization’s decision makers, means he will be less tangibly involved in health strategy, two of the people said.
Whether this means we won’t see Lynch involved in future Apple Watch announcements or not, we’ll have to wait and see. Apple is expected to announce the Apple Watch Series 7 before the end of the year.