Adobe's chief technology officer Kevin Lynch is set to join Apple's executive team.
Lynch will join Apple sometime within the week, according to multiple reports, reporting to Bob Mansfield, head of Apple's Technologies group.
"Kevin Lynch resigned from his position as executive vice president, chief technology officer, of Adobe Systems, effective 22 March, 2013, to pursue other opportunities," wrote Adobe in a recent Security and Exchange Commission (SEC) filing.
V3 has contact Apple about the reports. However, the iPhone maker has not responded to press inquires as of this writing.
Lynch had worked at Adobe since 2005. He joined the firm following Adobe's acquisition of Marcomedia that same year. During his time at Marcomedia, Lynch was a key member in developing the Dreamweaver program currently run by Adobe.
While at Adobe, Lynch has been outspoken about issues he has had with Apple. The executive has voiced his disdain for Apple's decision to not allow Adobe's Flash on iOS systems since 2010.
Dating back to the original iPhone, Apple has refused to offer Adobe Flash on its mobile devices. According to Steve Jobs, the decision was made because Apple felt Flash would lead to technology issues with iOS.
Lynch later dismissed Jobs' claims, arguing the platform was not an issue and predicted that Apple would eventually put Flash on iOS devices because of a push by competitors.
In recent months, Apple has been making sweeping changes to its management team. The firm let go of senior vice president of iOS, Scott Forstall, late last year. Long-time Apple executive Jony Ives was tasked with leading iOS design.
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