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Alleged iWatch Employees Confirm “Special Projects” Roles at Apple

by Todd Haselton | August 13, 2014August 13, 2014 5:00 pm PST

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Almost a year ago, Nike’s FuelBand advisor Jay Blahnik left his company to go work for Apple. While he only confirmed his move at the time, he didn’t say what his role inside Apple was going to be. Now, Blahnik and another employee, Divya Nag who has her roots in medicine, have updated their LinkedIn profiles with “special projects” titles, 9to5Mac noticed on Wednesday.

While suspicions were already high that both were likely tapped to work on Apple’s iWatch, they now seem almost confirmed. The iWatch is due out sometime this fall, possibly as early as October, and reportedly has a major focus on health monitoring — which will obviously tie-in to the Healthbook app inside of iOS 8. Blahnik and Nag seem like the perfect fit to work on such a project.

The level of input both Blahnik and Nag might have with the iWatch is still unknown, but we wonder if we’ll hear a lot more about both of them once the device is finally unveiled. Maybe they’ll soon be as well known as Jony Ive, Craig Federighi and the rest of Apple’s gurus.


Todd Haselton

Todd Haselton has been writing professionally since 2006 during his undergraduate days at Lehigh University. He started out as an intern with...