Famed designer Marc Newson, and close friend of Apple designer Jony Ive, attracted a lot of questions when he was hired by Apple. Newson was hired before Apple had announced the iPhone 6 and Apple Watch, and it was unclear what his role will be at the time. Now Newson himself offers some details, saying that he was hired to work on a specific project, which he cannot elaborate upon.
In an interview with Dezeen Newson says that he was hired part-time to work on a very specific project with Apple.
Given that the Apple Watch was conceived long before Newson was hired and that he was only hired just prior to the announcement of the wrist-adorned gadget, Newson may not have had enough time to steer the design of the Apple Watch.
Whatever project Newson is hired to consult for or work on, this isn't the first time that he is working with pal Jony Ive. The two were involved in creating a stunning red Mac Pro for charity among other items.
As far as mechanical watches, here's what Newson had to say:
So what secret project do you imagine Newson to be collaborating on at the moment?
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