“Some have been surprised at the lack of inclusion of Flash Player on a recent magical device.” These were the words of Kevin Lynch, Adobe’s CTO in a blog post defending Flash after Apple decided to banish it from its iOS devices. Today Adobe announced that Lynch has quit the company to join Apple. Lynch is said to join Apple as its VP of Technology and would report to Bob Mansfield, the SVP of Technologies who has a wide role at Apple, where he is also overseeing future technologies.
Lynch of late had been spearheading Adobe’s cloud efforts in the form of Adobe Creative Cloud, which intends to take the company away from box sales and offer its suite of tools as SaaS. Apple, which also realized the importance of cloud services launched its iCloud service in 2011 but it has not been the most intuitive services that one expects from the Cupertino, California-based company.
Though iCloud comes under the mandate of Eddy Cue, the SVP for Internet Software and Services, it would be naive to think Lynch won’t have any role to play despite him reporting to Mansfield and not Cue.