Where is Kevin Lynch?

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  1. randomdude1993 macrumors newbie

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    Hi! I was surprised that Kevin Lynch did not take the stage yesterday to present the new watch bands and talk about watchOS 2. Does somebody know why?
     
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    People on this site gave me hell when I commented on how badly Kevin did at WWDC. It seems that Apple came to the same conclusion.
     
  4. TheDeviceUser macrumors 6502a

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    He usually does WatchOS, as in the software as opposed to the watch itself. I'm personally more surprised Cook didn't do the bands.

    My guess is that from now on

    Williams: Hardware/Bands
    Lynch: Software

    If there was less to talk about in the event, I think he may have appeared to recap WatchOS 2, but it was just really the release date.
     
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    Was this about software? No? He wasn't needed.
     
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    You will never see Kevin Lynch on stage again. He was awful. He belongs behind a computer screen, not behind a microphone.
     
  8. JGayle007 macrumors regular

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    That's brutal. Lynch is definitely not the charismatic type but give him a break. Maybe he's practicing for next years WWDC or special event.....
     
  9. Rogifan macrumors P6

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    Yes you will. He's already been on stage 3 times and will be again the next time there's a software update.
     
  10. 840quadra Moderator

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    It takes many guys like him to make awesome products that we all enjoy using. Other great examples of visionaries that don't speak well in public are Bill Gates, Steve Wozniak, Johnny Ive (Awesome in recordings, but can't speak well in live situations, the accent just covers it), Larry Ellison (younger years), and quite a few past (and now forgotten) Apple engineers.

    I know it is painful for some to listen to people like that, but I appreciate all the work they do to make devices and technology work well, and continue to improve.
     
  11. Rogifan macrumors P6

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    The bigger question for me is why do we never see Dan Riccio featured at these events. Ok Apple doesn't usually have hardware guys on stage so that's not really a surprise. But he's the SVP of Hardware Engineering yet he's not running engineering for the Watch. At the March event the product videos for the MacBook and Watch materials were all narrated by Jony Ive. And at yesterday's event the videos on the iPad Pro, Pencil and 3D Touch were all narrated by Jony Ive. Plus Apple allowed Bloomberg an interview and they met with Ive, Craig Federighi and Phil Schiller. No Dan Riccio. I just find that quite odd considering he's the hardware chief at Apple.
     
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    I don't think it was 'brutal'. I think I made an apt and astute observation. He is a bad public speaker. He shouldn't be speaking in public on that large a stage.

    There are many of us here that shouldn't model underwear. No one would buy a pair of overpriced Calvin Klien underpants if I was modeling them on the box. That would just be bad business. And by the same note, someone like Kevin shouldn't be showcasing new products on the world stage for the largest technogy company in the world.
     
  13. Brookzy macrumors 68040

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    I thought he spoke brilliantly when he reminisced about Jobs in the remembrance event Apple held shortly after his death.

    Ive's stage abscence is because his presence wouldn't be right... You can't 'demo' industrial design in the same way you can an OS or new feature set.

    P.S. It's Jony Ive! ;)
     
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    Yeah, he's terrible on stage. No charisma whatsoever.
     
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    There's no need to talk about watchOS 2 again.

    He doesn't do the exterior of the watch, only the software.
     
  16. Rogifan macrumors P6

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    Ive would be terrible on stage. He does well in these videos so Apple is smart to keep him on stage.
     
  17. matrix07 macrumors 68040

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    But then there's that letter to Craig Federighi about Apple Ride, which got deleted in the end. :D
     
  18. Rogifan macrumors P6

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    Haha I saw that. Almost felt like they had to somehow get a shout out to Dan so he wasn't completely forgotten.
     
  19. v1597psh macrumors regular

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    Well, I think he was not in the mood to speak
     

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  20. 840quadra Moderator

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    I agree he did brilliantly during the Jobs memorial, however that is speaking from the heart, and is in a completely different context. I have never been to a funeral and developed an opinion about how well someone is publicly speaking in that context.

    With regards to live product demos, Watch the 2008 Unibody MacBook pro event, and a few previous on stage (Live) speeches, they aren't exactly as brilliant as his recorded sessions. As I said on my 1st post, his recorded videos are great, and he does speak well, just doesn't do that great (IMO) in live product demos.
     
  21. Warbrain macrumors 603

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    I think they didn't need to go over watchOS 2 features again.
     

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