Re/code announced last month that Apple VP Greg Joswiak will be attending its Code/Mobile conference, and the VP of iPhone and iOS Product Marketing is just now kicking off that interview. We’ll share news from the interview with the Apple VP below.
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While the interview wasn’t live streamed, several reporters and attendees shared details from the conference throughout the interview.
Below we’ve collected tweets from the Code/Mobile Joswiak interview where the Apple VP discussed the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus, Apple Pay, the Apple Watch, Siri, and even the iOS 8.0.1 release that crippled cellular connectivity and Touch ID for iPhone 6/Plus users.
Joswiak wouldn’t share the breakdown of iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus sales. The company previously announced 10 million iPhone sales over opening weekend including pre-orders.
Greg Joswiak, head of marketing for Apple's iPhones, says don't know which has higher demand - 6 Plus or 6.— Shara Tibken (@sharatibken) October 28, 2014
Joswiak says Apple is not going to talk about Apple SIM for phones.— Roberto Baldwin (@strngwys) October 28, 2014
Joz says most iPhones are bought at carriers, not Apple Store. But higher proportion of iPads sold directly by Apple. #codemobile— Shara Tibken (@sharatibken) October 28, 2014
Joswiak apologized for the botched iOS 8.0.1 release which bricked the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus. Joswiak said the delivery method was to blame rather than the software itself. Apple released a fix for the problem the next day and said that less than 40,000 users were affected.
Joz says the iOS 8.0.1 bug (that basically bricked phones) was an issue with how software was sent over servers, not the software itself— Shara Tibken (@sharatibken) October 28, 2014
Joswiak says Apple is on to all the people who just pretend to be developers to get early access to OSes. *whistles*— Heather Kelly 🦁 (@heatherkelly) October 28, 2014
When pushed on the issue, Joswiak said the company doesn’t make many mistakes.
"That was a mistake." -- Apple's VP of Product Marketing Greg Joswiak on how initial iOS 8 bug slipped through cracks pic.twitter.com/uuYHaayHg5— CNBC Tech (@CNBCtech) October 28, 2014
Joz on Apple making cheap products/chasing market share in 90's: You make that mistake once in your life, you're not going to make it twice.— Lauren Goode (@LaurenGoode) October 28, 2014
.@WaltMossberg challenged Apple's Joswiak on QA issues recently plaguing iPhones. His response: "The reality is we don't make many mistakes"— CNBC Tech (@CNBCtech) October 28, 2014
Apple's Joz says goal isn't to be market share leader in phones but to provide "the best experience." #codemobile— Shara Tibken (@sharatibken) October 28, 2014
Joswiak briefly commented on retailers shutting out Apple Pay in favor of CurrentC. Yesterday Apple released a statement pointing to the number of business that already accept Apple Pay, and Tim Cook said Apple Pay registered 1 million credit cards during its first 72 hours adding that its already larger than all other contactless payment solutions combined.
Apple's Joz says retailers who want to be successful will accept the way customers want to pay. That's a reaction to CVS rejecting Apple PAy— Shara Tibken (@sharatibken) October 28, 2014
Ina: Where do you see the Apple Watch fitting in? Mossberg: Are they celibacy devices? Joz: I'm not even going to get into that conversation— Lauren Goode (@LaurenGoode) October 28, 2014
Joz on smartwatches: "Things tend to read better when they're square." Moto's president said circular smartwatches were only way to go— Shara Tibken (@sharatibken) October 28, 2014
Apple's goal is to be first to do things right, delight the customer - Apple Pay and Apple Watch not new but better pic.twitter.com/XQFfYttiXr— stilenius (@stilenius) October 28, 2014
Mossberg: Who is the Watch for? Starting out at $350, going up to thousands of dollars (unconfirmed). Joz: Who is it not for? #ugh— Lauren Goode (@LaurenGoode) October 28, 2014
Apple's Joz: "I think [Apple Watch] is going to be something that's one of these really huge devices." #codemobile— Shara Tibken (@sharatibken) October 28, 2014
Apple's Joz: "Siri has gotten really good." #codemobile— Shara Tibken (@sharatibken) October 28, 2014
Joz relates Siri reliability to Re/code’s Walt Mossberg. Classic.
Mossberg: Has everyone here had a perfect experience with Siri? Joz: You can't ask that. Has everyone had a perfect experience with Walt?— Lauren Goode (@LaurenGoode) October 28, 2014
Apple's Joz doesn't really want to talk about why iPad sales are falling. Says focusing on making the best product. #codemobile— Shara Tibken (@sharatibken) October 28, 2014
"JOZ" says market share is not Apple's goal, delivering the best experience is the goal. And it's working well. #codemobile— michelleperkins (@michelleperkins) October 28, 2014
Joswiak seemingly not wearing an Apple Watch. Tim Cook shared a little more vagueness about the upcoming Apple Watch’s battery life last night.
Apple CEO Tim Cook touched on many of the same topics including Apple Pay last night during his interview at the WSJ D conference. You can catch up on the live blog coverage from that event here if you missed it.