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Mad Mac Maniac
Jun 8, 2013, 04:51 PM
We all know Apple will announce iOS 7 and OS X 10.9 at WWDC. But this will be the first time in a while (I think) that iOS has been announced by someone other than Forstall.

Here are my predictions for the whole presentation

Opening: Tim Cook
OS X: Craig Federighi
iOS : Jony Ive
Hardware: Phil Shiller (MBA, shipping now. MBP, Shipping soon. Completely new Mac Pro, shipping later this summer)
Closing: Tim Cook

I really want the iOS demo to be Jony Ive... but that may be too bold. He's not exactly a software guy. He can't talk the entire time about how beautiful it looks. So we'll see...

spades1412
Jun 8, 2013, 04:55 PM
I would guess Federighi. He is the SVP of software engineering for both OSX and iOS.

mrapplegate
Jun 8, 2013, 04:57 PM
I think Federighi. Jony won't be on stage. Just my two cents.

tonykaye
Jun 8, 2013, 04:58 PM
We all know Apple will announce iOS 7 and OS X 10.9 at WWDC. But this will be the first time in a while (I think) that iOS has been announced by someone other than Forstall.

Here are my predictions for the whole presentation

Opening: Tim Cook
OS X: Craig Federighi
iOS : Jony Ive
Hardware: Phil Shiller (MBA, shipping now. MBP, Shipping soon. Completely new Mac Pro, shipping later this summer)
Closing: Tim Cook

I really want the iOS demo to be Jony Ive... but that may be too bold. He's not exactly a software guy. He can't talk the entire time about how beautiful it looks. So we'll see...

I think Ive has to talk through some stuff. My guess is he'll maybe talk about it with someone else as a duo (to thunderous applause nonetheless!)

Lunfai
Jun 8, 2013, 05:01 PM
Fit iRadio somewhere :)

Cpt. Gilgamesh
Jun 8, 2013, 05:01 PM
I think Ive has to talk through some stuff. My guess is he'll maybe talk about it with someone else as a duo (to thunderous applause nonetheless!)

I'm thinking that if Ive does anything, it'll be on a product video. Did they do a product video for iOS 6? I know that Ive wasn't involved in iOS 6, but did they do one with Forstall and gang? If they didn't I don't think they would do one for iOS 7. Probably as it won't be out of beta by WWDC.

However, if there is any hardware, we would have a greater chance of seeing a product video for that.

CalMin
Jun 8, 2013, 05:04 PM
I don't think I've is a stage person. I don't know him - but he comes across as a behind the scenes guy.

xcodeaddict
Jun 8, 2013, 05:08 PM
I think Federighi. Jony won't be on stage. Just my two cents.

Do you seriously think they'd miss an opportunity such as having Jony Ive on stage, considering how much he's been mentioned? Unlikely; that'd be like not having the Queen at her coronation!

All this chatter about "Jony isn't a software guy" - hang on a minute - he's been working at Apple FOR YEARS, and guess what Apple make *apart* from hardware? Human beings aren't restricted to just *one* talent in life - that's not how it works. How do you know what training he has undergone, what his interests are, what he's been working on? Apple are not known for revealing *everything* about their employees, and apart from that, his personal interests are none of our business... so why would we be privy to them? Unless you know him personally, I'd advise against second-guessing what "kind of guy" he is, since we ONLY know what media tells us, right.

I'm "not a sushi guy", but I can still make sushi and then eat it.

Irishman
Jun 8, 2013, 05:10 PM
I think Federighi. Jony won't be on stage. Just my two cents.

Yeah, I tend to agree. I haven't seen Ive onstage to present EVER. Jony will do a video and they'll play that, and that will probably be his contribution.

Anyone else think Cook will do it himself?

Cpt. Gilgamesh
Jun 8, 2013, 05:10 PM
Do you seriously think they'd miss an opportunity such as having Jony Ive on stage, considering how much he's been mentioned? Unlikely.

Ive has been instrumental in several products; products that have put Apple on the map far greater than iOS 7. Ive hasn't appeared on stage ever as far as I can recall. The closest he's appeared on stage was during the first iPhone call and the first FaceTime call.

While I'm not going to say never, I'm confident he won't appear on stage. It's just not his thing.

Irishman
Jun 8, 2013, 05:11 PM
Do you seriously think they'd miss an opportunity such as having Jony Ive on stage, considering how much he's been mentioned? Unlikely; that'd be like not having the Queen at her coronation!

Yes, I think they will miss an opportunity to have Jony onstage, for reasons stated above.

xcodeaddict
Jun 8, 2013, 05:17 PM
I'll put 100,000 in cash on the fact that he'll be on stage, or video-casting to stage, as this is a VERY big deal. Rumours are just that, and half of them are not thought out very well, it seems.

mrapplegate
Jun 8, 2013, 05:22 PM
I'm guessing here. No idea who it will be.
I have heard Jony is a private guy who does not like the spotlight. If asked by his boss I'm sure he will present.

Mad Mac Maniac
Jun 8, 2013, 05:28 PM
I think it's certainly an interesting topic. Thanks for all the good responses.

And another thing is I don't really think I can imagine Federighi introducing BOTH OS X and iOS. That should 60-70% of the presentation, and I don't think any one person would go for so long. What are your thoughts on that?


Fit iRadio somewhere :)

Haha, good point. But I'm guessings that'll be in the iOS 7 part.

Rogifan
Jun 8, 2013, 05:41 PM
I can see why people would assume Ive won't be on stage, but how many ever thought he'd have responsibility for software design? Just because someone hasn't been on sage before doesn't mean they'll never be onstage. Having Federighi present both iOS and OSX would have him up on stage almost the entire time. Maybe Apple will decide to split up the presentations with Ive talking about the new design of each and Federighi talking core functionality changes?

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I'm thinking that if Ive does anything, it'll be on a product video. Did they do a product video for iOS 6? I know that Ive wasn't involved in iOS 6, but did they do one with Forstall and gang? If they didn't I don't think they would do one for iOS 7. Probably as it won't be out of beta by WWDC.

However, if there is any hardware, we would have a greater chance of seeing a product video for that.

No, no video for iOS 6. But maybe if there's no new hardware worthy of a video they'll do one for iOS and OSX. I can't remember the last keynote Apple did where there was no video of something shown.

Lunfai
Jun 8, 2013, 07:01 PM
I think it's certainly an interesting topic. Thanks for all the good responses.

And another thing is I don't really think I can imagine Federighi introducing BOTH OS X and iOS. That should 60-70% of the presentation, and I don't think any one person would go for so long. What are your thoughts on that?




Haha, good point. But I'm guessings that'll be in the iOS 7 part.

I hope not :( I want it to launch with OS X too :((

xcodeaddict
Jun 8, 2013, 07:49 PM
Oh, look - Jony Ive ON STAGE:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7JLjldgjuKI

charlituna
Jun 8, 2013, 08:32 PM
I think Ive has to talk through some stuff. My guess is he'll maybe talk about it with someone else as a duo (to thunderous applause nonetheless!)

No he doesn't.

And if Apple is smart he won't. The last thing they need is to replace the cult of Steve with the cult of Jony

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I'm guessing here. No idea who it will be.
I have heard Jony is a private guy who does not like the spotlight. If asked by his boss I'm sure he will present.

The boss he has worked with for decades will respect him enough not to ask

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Fit iRadio somewhere :)

iRadio is more an iTunes type thing. More likely to launch in the Fall where it can have more of the spotlight. Especially when it's not likely something developers need right now.

xcodeaddict
Jun 8, 2013, 08:45 PM
The boss he has worked with for decades will respect him enough not to ask



I think you've got that totally back to front - why would he be disrespecting him? He's showing his main man and his amazing talents, off - it would be bizarre for Jony NOT TO BE on stage, considering all the hoo-haa being made about his design influence.

This is all speculative piffle. Who even knows? Wait and see.

Evoken
Jun 8, 2013, 08:46 PM
Federighi will most likely do it.

DBZmusicboy01
Jun 8, 2013, 08:56 PM
his work...

So he CAN present iOS 7
:D
Proof : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7JLjldgjuKI
Starting 1 minute into the video

7JLjldgjuKI

xcodeaddict
Jun 8, 2013, 08:59 PM
his work...

So he CAN present iOS 7
:D
Proof : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7JLjldgjuKI
Starting 1 minute into the video

Yes, I mentioned that in the other thread :)

ionjohn
Jun 8, 2013, 09:20 PM
I've always liked him and I believe in him, he shall change iOS forever

Evoken
Jun 8, 2013, 09:21 PM
I think it would be nice if he presented either iOS 7 as a whole or that he came up to the stage to talk about the redesign.

charlituna
Jun 8, 2013, 09:21 PM
I think you've got that totally back to front - why would he be disrespecting him?

Go back and read what I quoted. Context will answer your question.

charlituna
Jun 8, 2013, 09:24 PM
his work...

So he CAN present iOS 7
:D
Proof : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7JLjldgjuKI
Starting 1 minute into the video

The man has a voice and a grasp of the English language so of course he can. The question is will he. There may be a very good reason why there are no additional examples, such as he hated doing it and asked to never be asked again.

Some great minds are not comfortable in front of a large group, Ive might be one of them

Stetrain
Jun 8, 2013, 09:29 PM
I predict that there will be a video of Jony Ive in the infinite white iCloud room talking about the design process for iOS 7:

http://www.blogcdn.com/www.engadget.com/media/2012/03/jony-ive-10-20-09.jpg

Evoken
Jun 8, 2013, 09:39 PM
I predict that there will be a video of Jony Ive in the infinite white iCloud room talking about the design process for iOS 7

Yeah I think that is very much a given :)

Mad Mac Maniac
Jun 8, 2013, 10:52 PM
Oh, look - Jony Ive ON STAGE:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7JLjldgjuKI

That's a good find! But what kind of an event is that? The stage looks extremely small for an Apple event. I know that Apple was significantly smaller in 2008, but it still seems smaller than it should.

Cody21
Jun 9, 2013, 12:13 AM
My guess: Craig Federighi will come out and announce iOS 7 then he will call out Jony Ivy to tell everyone a little bit about what he has done to iOS. Then, of course, there will be an in-depth video in the white room.

Che Castro
Jun 9, 2013, 12:20 AM
Oh, look - Jony Ive ON STAGE:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7JLjldgjuKI
alu-minium

MacMan988
Jun 9, 2013, 12:35 AM
Steve jobs is gonna come back to announce iOS 7. I know this is hard to believe. But Apple CEOs can do that.

Stetrain
Jun 9, 2013, 09:16 AM
That's a good find! But what kind of an event is that? The stage looks extremely small for an Apple event. I know that Apple was significantly smaller in 2008, but it still seems smaller than it should.

Apple sometimes does smaller announcements at the "Town Hall" room on the Apple campus. The iPhone 4S is a recent example.

Definitely a much smaller venue than the WWDC keynote.