- Nov 14, 2011
Intersting podcast with Rene Ritchie and Brian Roemmele, a voice first advocate. Brian discusses why he thinks it is a mistake for Apple to port a Apple Music to Amazon. He makes some good points. He says it’s not selling the Apple ecosystem but the ability to listen to music that Apple doesn’t own. That it’s basically a rounding error on the financials but at the same time it’s Apple ceding the voice first market to Amazon and cutting HomePod off a the knees. He also claims he’s heard from current and former Apple employees who either work on Siri or were involved with the HomePod who are not happy Apple made this decision (and didn’t know anything about it until it was announced). He claims one employee who worked on HomePod told him the product was nothing like he/she envisioned and was completely dumbed down. Very interesting to listen to. My guess is it was Eddy Cue and Tim Cook who signed off on Apple Music coming to Amazon. Because they’re playing checkers while Amazon is playing chess.