Apple has hired Adobe's chief technology officer Kevin Lynch to head its technology branch.
Strangely, Lynch was an outspoken critic of Apple for not supporting Adobe Flash technology on the iPhone and iPad, but apparently Apple didn't hold that against him, according to Forbes.
Lynch, who will be vice president of technology at Apple, will report to senior vice president Bob Mansfield who heads its Technologies group, Apple confirmed. The Technologies group is made up of Apple's wireless and semiconductor teams. The news came from an Adobe SEC filing this week, and Lynch will be leaving Adobe on March 22.
Analysts believe it was Lynch's experience with cloud technology that made him valuable to Apple.