Apple’s Phil Schiller: Nobody “Normal” Will Wear Google Glass
Ryan Simmons / 3 years ago
Apple has never said very much about Google’s wearable efforts with Glass. Apart from Tim Cook’s quip a few years back at the All Things D conference, the company has been quiet about whether it would ever be interested in such a product. That is until now.
Apparently, the founder of tech news site The Tech Block, Abdel Ibrahim, engaged in an email conversation with Schiller, Apple’s SVP of Worldwide Product Marketing.
After sending an image of Steve Martin wearing a pair of joke spectacles from the movie ‘The Jerk’, Schiller apparently replied with:
“That’s very funny!”
I can’t believe they think anyone (normal) will ever wear these things. It reminds me of the push to market video goggles a few years back.”
Now those of you unfamiliar with Apple’s corporate affairs might be wondering why such a senior executive replied to an email like this, but the thing is, Apple’s executives (including Steve Jobs) have famously replied to customer emails in the past. Jobs did it quite often, perhaps more often than we know of.
All of that makes it seem highly likely that this exchange is the real deal.