News broke today via Twitter that Apple may be hiring Tomlinson Holman, the inventor of the Lucasfilm THX high-fidelity audio system. The tweet came from Leo Laporte of the TWiT Netcast Network, who claimed that Holman is set to join Apple to “run audio.”
Holman is not only billed with the creation of the THX sound certification for Lucasfilm, but also with helping produce the world’s first 10.2 surround sound system. He currently works as a film sound professor at the University of Southern California
There have been no confirmations yet other than the tweet from Laporte. However, Laporte is well connected in the industry and has some weight with his claims. It’s believed that Apple may be signing on Holman to help improve the hardware of the integrated speakers for their entire product line ranging from iPhones, iPads, to MacBook computers.