Bob-Mansfield-iPad-2-walkthroughThanks to rumors and recent trademark filings, it seems that the rumored Apple iWatch device could very well be true, and recently according to a report from MacRumors, Apple’s Senior Vice President, Bob Mansfield, has been removed from Apple’s Leadership website. Many were wondering what the deal with that was, especially since Mansfield had committed himself to stay at Apple until 2014 at least, especially after announcing his plans to retire. According to a statement released to AllThingsD, “Bob is no longer going to be on Apple’s executive team, but will remain at Apple working on special projects reporting to Tim.”

While the exact nature of these “special projects” remains unknown, many are speculating that Mansfield will be busying himself with a more hands-on approach and will be taking on wearable technologies, which at the moment seem to point towards the rumored iWatch device. This seems to be in line with Apple’s recent hiring of the former CEO of Yves St. Laurent, who has also been tasked with working on “special projects”. In any case this is merely speculation at this point, but if true, it looks like Apple’s efforts at the iWatch are certainly starting to ramp up!


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