Marc Newson says his role at Apple is only part-time for a specific project

9to5Mac picked up on this bit of news from an interview of Marc Newson in Dezeen. Last month, news broke that Marc was joining Apple's design team. This sheds some light - but not much - on the hire. It seems like an unusual move for Apple.  

Note: That didn't keep Dezeen from using "Apple's Marc Newson" in the title and opening the article with "In his first interview since join Apple" - seems a little disingenuous given their interview revealed Marc's more limited role at Apple.