Apple updates leadership page with new hires, shift in Siri lead to Craig Federighi

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  • Reply 41 of 43
    foggyhill said:
    widmark said:
    Eddy has been taking on water in most of his endeavors for years, but earlier, the endeavors seemed on the periphery of Apples core business.  Now services are core.  Sad that Siri had to get this bad before a change was made, but thankfully it finally was made.  What about the rest under Eddy's domain though?  Too much at stake for Apple to let legacy trump innovation and execution. Tim Cook has given Eddy enough rope to hang the both of them, at this point, surprised the Board isn't penalizing Tim for Eddys gaffes.

    Not saying services are easy... and they've been an achilles heel for Apple for a very long time.  That's why they need crack leaders on Eddys stuff yesterday.  There are so many stories about Eddy... e.g., showing up late in New York to meet with video content providers, dressed for the beach.  Look at the foray into original programming.  You would think he was untouchable... the owners son or something.  Eddy just isn't the right guy right now for what they ask of him.
    Services have explosed in revenues and profits, more than the competition, so they're doing something right.
    The ones that related to getting things into AppleTV have suffered though; but content providers and distributors are universally considered a bitch to deal with, so not sure what to do there.

    Netflix invest 7B in content mainly to bypass them entirely and Apple will have to the same it seems. It tried to work with them and it is not working.. It doesn't seem to be working for anyone. Content will be all put in individual sillos and people will have to subscribe to all of them separately.
    Services have exploded because the install base has increased so much and more people are downloading from the App Store. Apple Music has contributed as well but that’s not too surprising considering they took the music app and turned it into Apple Music. I wonder how well it would be doing if it was a stand alone app that you downloaded from the App Store. Or if there was a Siri API for music apps. We never hear about Music Memos or Clips. Neither of those are pre-installed on the device.
  • Reply 42 of 43
    k2kwk2kw Posts: 1,740member
    foggyhill said:
    widmark said:
    Eddy has been taking on water in most of his endeavors for years, but earlier, the endeavors seemed on the periphery of Apples core business.  Now services are core.  Sad that Siri had to get this bad before a change was made, but thankfully it finally was made.  What about the rest under Eddy's domain though?  Too much at stake for Apple to let legacy trump innovation and execution. Tim Cook has given Eddy enough rope to hang the both of them, at this point, surprised the Board isn't penalizing Tim for Eddys gaffes.

    Not saying services are easy... and they've been an achilles heel for Apple for a very long time.  That's why they need crack leaders on Eddys stuff yesterday.  There are so many stories about Eddy... e.g., showing up late in New York to meet with video content providers, dressed for the beach.  Look at the foray into original programming.  You would think he was untouchable... the owners son or something.  Eddy just isn't the right guy right now for what they ask of him.
    Services have explosed in revenues and profits, more than the competition, so they're doing something right.
    The ones that related to getting things into AppleTV have suffered though; but content providers and distributors are universally considered a bitch to deal with, so not sure what to do there.

    Part of the growth of Services is surely due to growing Apple Music subscriptions which they got when they purchased Beats Music.   I'm sure Apple pay is part of that two. Have to give Cue some credit for not screwing that up.
  • Reply 43 of 43
    Thank You Apple for finally getting the "Cue".  This a long, long overdo move.  Craig will be great. Now, if we can just another "Cue" and get him out of the way so Apple TV, Apple Music, iTunes can catch up and make their mark
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