New Hire Brings Apple's Carbon Fiber Dream Closer To Reality

So remember that time we saw that Apple had been dreaming up carbon fiber iPads in a patent? Looks like the idea's got some legs, if the recent hiring of Senior Composites Engineer Kevin Kenny is any indication.


Kenny joined Apple this month after spending 14 years at Kestral Bicycles, where he built—wait for it—carbon fiber bicycles. So where can he direct his attentions now? MacBook Air, possibly. iPad, even better. Or both: a full range of carbon fiber iProducts: lightweight, durable, sexy.

Either that, or we're about 18 months away from a magical, revolutionary... uh... bike. [9to5Mac]

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