Tim Cook, Or Phil Schiller or........?

Discussion in 'iPad' started by Cell-666, Mar 7, 2012.

  1. Cell-666 macrumors 6502a

    May 3, 2011
    While I'm sat here waiting for the news tickers to get going I was reflecting back over the previous product launches.
    Of course without Steve Jobs we are left with what is generally a fairly dower set of Apple execs do the presentations. Phil Schiller is ok in a nice quiet sort of way, Tim Cooks voice just puts me to sleep. Eddy Cue ? we've not seen enough of him I guess. Scott Forestall isn't bad though.

    Of course Johnny Ive will never do them so who left ?

    Don't think they should have a professional presenter now ? Bring the specialist up as they have always done to do demo's etc. Or find an in house senior who has a little more personality ?
  2. Patriot24 macrumors 68030


    Dec 29, 2010
    I don't know why they don't have Ive do some of the presenting. He seems to have the most natural speech patterns out of all of them. Plus, the accent is just cool.
  3. Senseotech macrumors 6502a


    Nov 23, 2009
    I know its highly unlikely to ever happen, but I personally would love to see Ive do more on stage time. Something about his mannerisms and speech just conveys this guy who's super passionate about the product/subject at hand.
  4. bristleworm macrumors 6502


    Jul 22, 2008
    I like both Cook and Forstall very much. (Though I can understand why Cook puts you to sleep :) )
    I think it will be Cook to deliver the opening and closing, and Forstall for the technical details and demo.
  5. vincenz macrumors 601


    Oct 20, 2008
    Even when Steve was alive, over the last few years, he's let a lot of the other senior execs get stage time. Cook will be doing the same thing most likely. It's better to have all of them on stage than just him. Because face it, who can really replace Jobs?
  6. notjustgc macrumors 6502

    Jun 18, 2009
    I'm pretty sure he's not allowed to leave the lab.
  7. tigres macrumors 68040


    Aug 31, 2007
    Land of the Free-Waiting for Term Limits
    I vote for Ive,

    just to hear aluminum at least 100 times.

  8. Cell-666 thread starter macrumors 6502a

    May 3, 2011
    What because he pronounces it correctly :p
  9. Gav2k macrumors G3


    Jul 24, 2009
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    I think for this one we will get the full works maybe even a newbie up on stage!
  10. mkruck macrumors regular


    Apr 30, 2008
    San Antonio, TX
    It's the Zombpocalypse

    I'm holding out for a re-animated Steve Jobs, heralding the beginning of the Zombie Apocalypse. Unfortunately, all he'll be able to say is "Braaaaiinnsssss. Braaaiiiinnnnnssssss".
  11. motoleo macrumors 6502a


    Jan 27, 2012
    They are all very nice. They're like a team. It's great to watch all of them work together.
  12. gibbz macrumors 68030

    May 31, 2007
    I think from here on it will be as follows:

    Cook: Will give an overview of the company and summarize the event.
    Schiller: Will basically run the show & make the product pitch.
    Forstall: Will run software portion of shows, make software pitch, and direct demos.
    Cue: Will talk about digital services.
    Ive: Will star in design videos.
  13. javajoint macrumors newbie

    Jan 19, 2010
    Sir Ive

    +1 for Jony to present!

    (send this message back in time two months so that he can prepare :)
  14. NutsNGum macrumors 68030


    Jul 30, 2010
    Glasgow, Scotland
    Has Jony ever done a keynote, or rather, taken part in one?
  15. tigres macrumors 68040


    Aug 31, 2007
    Land of the Free-Waiting for Term Limits
    that is correct, and I am still trying to learn that way .:D
  16. Jiz macrumors regular

    Nov 29, 2011
    Where was Scott?

    Tim hit it out of the park, don't you think?

    And where was Scott?
  17. clickgr macrumors regular

    Feb 20, 2009
    Tim Cook has good presentation skills, he has deep knowledge about the company, big experience, he is smart but for some reason he doesn’t convince me. He doesn’t look like having passion with Apple products like Steve had, and gives me the impression that he doesn’t really believe in what he presents.

    With Steve, even if I knew he was exaggerating, he made me want the product he was presenting. I could see in his eyes his passion. Besides many times he used to let the machines speak for themselves in many ways, than saying big words. I have the feeling that Tim Cook speaks too much and makes me feel like watching a Baptist church preaching.
  18. the_fellowship macrumors regular

    Aug 10, 2008
    London, UK
  19. Anlino macrumors member

    Mar 10, 2012
    Scott Forstall is probably the best showman at Apple at the present, in my opinion. I wouldn't mind him to take larger part in keynotes in the future. Like Steve Jobs, he seem to actually care about the stuff he talks about, as opposed to Tim Cook.

    I do like Phil Schiller though. Bumbling around on stage.
  20. SteveAbootman macrumors 6502a


    May 12, 2008
    Based on the videos they put together of the products, Ive and Forstall would seem to make a really good one-two punch. Phil does a great job as well.

    Just have to say - I miss having Bertrand Serlet up there. Dude just launched attacks on windows and Microsoft without missing a beat.
  21. ChrisTX macrumors 68030


    Dec 30, 2009
    Surprisingly, outside of Scott Forstall, I think Eddy Cue seems the most confident out of the bunch when presenting. This last keynote was the first real test in my opinion, and while they all presented fairly well, Eddy seemed to display the most confidence out of the group presenting.
  22. harry454 macrumors 6502

    Sep 13, 2007
    Forstall has the passion like Jobs because they both started at NeXT together. Cook is too bland. No enthuasium. Ive would be perfect. Hearing him at Steve Jobs memorial address on Apple, even then he knew how to communicate it across.
  23. colmaclean macrumors 68000


    Jan 6, 2004
    He was on the other end of the first public iPhone call at the 2007 Keynote.

    Described the experience as "not too shabby". :cool:
  24. Chocolatemilty macrumors 6502a

    May 17, 2009
    Los Angeles, CA
    He also was in the iPhone 4 keynote on the receiving end of the unveiling of FaceTime as well, right?
  25. whtrbt7 macrumors 65816

    Jun 8, 2011
    Cook was really well prepared for the presentation on the last keynote but for some reason, it was just a little flat. He doesn't have the Reality Distortion Field™ that Jobs had. Then again, I prefer Cook to Ballmer from MS since Cook can be taken more seriously. The Reality Distortion Field™ really comes down to intonation, timing, and attitude. Jobs had a real smugness to him that Cook just doesn't have. He's running a HUGE company now and he just seems to be under the weight of the company. Apple needs a new front man because part of their corporate culture is a culture that sells the BEST product. Lead with imagination, inspire the rest of the world with vision.

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