"CUPERTINO, California—January 27, 2009—Apple® today announced that Mark Papermaster will be coming to Apple as senior vice president of Devices Hardware Engineering, reporting to Apple CEO Steve Jobs, on April 24. Papermaster, who comes to Apple from IBM, will lead Apple’s iPod® and iPhone™ hardware engineering teams. The litigation between IBM and Mark Papermaster has been resolved. "
So let's see here. People speculate on a new iPhone this year, most likely summer sometime around June. Palm Pre is announced and everyone looks back at Apple like "Whatcha gonna do?". Apple get's the Multi-Touch patent awarded to them most likely forcing the competition to "think again". Now this Papermaster fella, which will be President of Hardware for the ipod and iphone, is set to come on board late April.
Ummm, well....I.....thought.....uh....eeerm....yea =/
Did you catch that? The last part there? PRESIDENT OF HARDWARE FOR THE.....iPHONE. Does that mean Paper is gonna rush in and give us a new phone in as little as 2-3 months time? Maybe there is already something big in the works and he will just start by coming in and seeing it through to launch before he starts his new campaign.
I WAS hoping to see a new iphone come June but the more these little leaks come through the less likely I'm thinking we will.
I wish Mr. Papermaster the best at his new job and hope to see great things come from his work.
Oh and you've got 2 months when you step foot in the door, so kick it into high gear noob!
"Papermaster has 25 years of product and technology experience, and was previously a vice president at IBM. He has a Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Texas, and a Master of Science in Electrical Engineering from the University of Vermont in 1988. Papermaster is active with the University of Texas where he is a member of the Electrical and Computer Engineering Advisory Council. "