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Full Video of Jeff Williams Interview at Code Conference Now Available

Re/code has shared the full video and transcript of Apple senior vice president of operations Jeff Williams speaking with journalist Walt Mossberg at Code Conference in Ranchos Palos Verdes last month. Williams reflected on a number of topics during the half-hour session, ranging from the Apple Watch and wearable technology to running Apple's supply chain and overseeing the development of ResearchKit.

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Williams also fielded questions from the audience about the changing need for physical storage and processing power on an iPhone, health-related monitoring systems on the Apple Watch, entering new product categories such as the car, vertical integration within Apple and the company's responsibility to advancing technologies and bringing jobs to the United States as a U.S. corporation.


Williams confirmed at the time that native Apple Watch apps will be available this fall through the WatchOS 2 SDK, providing developers with access to the wrist-worn device's Taptic Engine, Digital Crown, accelerometer, heart rate sensor, speaker and microphone. He also said Apple Watch sales are "fantastic," but neglected to provide any specific sales figures beyond saying "demand divided by supply is greater than one."



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19 months ago
He didn't say that sales of the Apple Watch are 'fantastic'.

He said that the reception had been fantastic, which means absolutely nothing in terms of sales. In fact, if sales really had been fantastic, then we would have heard a number by now from Tim Cook.

As we haven't, it is logical to deduce that sales have been bad. The only question is how bad: Newton bad or Apple TV bad?
Rating: 6 Votes
19 months ago
He seems like a really down to earth guy.
Rating: 5 Votes
19 months ago
The always critical Walt Mossberg, jeez what a dick.
Rating: 3 Votes
19 months ago

If you compare the numbers to any other smart watch in existence, then the numbers are fantastic. There is no doubt to that, so why are you trying to say that the sales have been bad?

Tim Cook specifically said that Apple would NOT talk about Apple Watch sales. This was over 6 months ago. So, Apple is being true to their word. If Apple DID talk about sales now, would you criticize what Tim Cook said about not talking about sale figures? I bet you would.

Unless you have real numbers (and not projections from analysts), then it's as valid to say it's a fiasco as it is to say it's a success.

I still have to see one in the wild in Paris. However I do know a few people who bought one.
Rating: 2 Votes
19 months ago

this guy is responsible for a launch fiasco of the new MacBook?

It's NOT a fiasco. Yet another great product that's worth the wait. We have a one month wait and don't mind at all.
Rating: 2 Votes
19 months ago

He didn't say that sales of the Apple Watch are 'fantastic'.

He said that the reception had been fantastic, which means absolutely nothing in terms of sales. In fact, if sales really had been fantastic, then we would heard a number by now from Tim Cook.

As we haven't, it is logical to deduce that sales have been bad. The only question is how bad: Newton bad or Apple TV bad?


If you compare the numbers to any other smart watch in existence, then the numbers are fantastic. There is no doubt to that, so why are you trying to say that the sales have been bad?

Tim Cook specifically said that Apple would NOT talk about Apple Watch sales. This was over 6 months ago. So, Apple is being true to their word. If Apple DID talk about sales now, would you criticize what Tim Cook said about not talking about sale figures? I bet you would.
Rating: 1 Votes
19 months ago
So basically, if I produce 2 pcs (out of caution), sell 3, but let 5 other people know about it, - the reception is great then? Because demand/supply ratio is >1.
Rating: 1 Votes
19 months ago

video doesn't play just shows a black square. what is this ****?..... flash?

It's not flash, I don't have flash installed at all and the video works.

Probably you've got some kind of browser extension (ad blocker?) that's stopping it from working.
Rating: 1 Votes
19 months ago
Did any single person on these forums, ever expect anyone at Apple to come on stage and say anything other than the Sales have been greater than even they had hoped for?

This is standard Apple PR stuff, it does not matter how many they sell, they will publicly say they are selling better than they hoped.

I mean, be honest, what else would anyone here ever expect Anyone from Apple to publicly say?
Rating: 1 Votes
19 months ago

The problem is the media pegs him as a fan boy so he tries to go overboard in these interviews

But now he goes too far the other way and comes across as a pushy arrogant pr***. Without even knowing Jeff Williams, you kinda feel bad for the guy the way Walt is bullying him, and trying to push him around. Jeff comes off as decent and knowledgeable, and not in the least intimidated by Walt. Good for him.
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