Skip to comments.Apple Promotes IPhone 5 with an Unshaven, T-Shirt Clad Exec (no class)
Posted on 09/13/2012 12:55:13 AM PDT by Loud Mime
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With the grace of an accented vacuum cleaner salesman, Apple's promotional video star delivered a point by point sales pitch on the new IPhone 5. But why did they use a person whose appearance contrasted so heavily with a new product? Isn't he paid well enough to dress well enough?
The video is of high professional quality. Beautiful, rotating video images of the new product were interspaced with cuts of a human who hadn't shaved in four days, but sported a newly buffed cranium. His dress was a simple, gray t-shirt. It appeared to have been recently pressed, and, thank God, it had sleeves! But, what is Apple telling us with this strange, disrespectful presentation?
It may be as simple as this: We make shotloads of money, but still have no class.
T-shirt clad, please correct
Why isn’t the title in the preview pane?
But it's actually not as good as the Galaxy S III in my opinion - especially once you mod the software.
Pssst - Apple’s now-deceased prior CEO presented all the prior iPhones unshaven and in a turtleneck longsleeve T.
I would also point out that in the tech world, it seems that the more interesting/popular/innovative a product is, the more casually dressed the company’s dress code permits. It’s almost as if not having to be strangled by a suit and tie means that they can be more creative...
Research in Motion (maker of Blackberry) has been all button-down, suit and tie, business-formal since almost its inception. Where are they now, again?
Tonight I was the MC at an event. I dressed up for the occasion. It was a sign of respect for my audience and the organization that I represented.
From all the excuses I have read, I’m not mainstream.
I suppose you also complained bitterly when JFK didn’t wear a hat and completely torpedoed that piece of clothing as ‘standard business attire’ too.
You are correct ;-)
But, but, but, but Loud Mime says that their suited executives show respect for themselves, their organization and their customers through their dress! How can this be?????? It is UNPOSSIBLE!!!!! :rolleyes:
It’s about the engineering, the product, not what sheaths of plant / animal fibre that the CEO wore.
Stop being so obnoxiously superficial. Deeds over appearance, please.
Why does it matter? If the product performs, he can present it in a bunny suit with a pancake on his head.
Got root? /G Yeah, you can have a new phone every week. Send txts, make phone calls, make notes, all via voice command, face recognition, themes, tons of software, big and bright screen... I had four iPhones, now I am a Galaxy man. iPhones were the greatest for quite a while, now they are just one of the great ones. And I never much cared for the Apple culture.
Well, I believe in wearing a neatly tied necktie, long sleeved shirt, dress slacks and dress shoes to work every day, and have done so for going on thirty years.
Nobody forces me to. I could wear a polo shirt, and people wouldn’t say a word.
But that is me, it is my choice. I think you are making much ado about nothing. Besides, you apparently aren’t their target market. That is probably a good thing for you.
Whether anyone likes or dislikes Apple products, it is universally agreed that Jonathan Ive (the unshaven guy with a three day beard and curly chest hair spilling out of his shirt) is a legend in the industry, so he could probably wear a dirty t-shirt with holes in it and get away with it.
Besides, I think if he came out in a suit, it would be disorienting to many of their customers.
They do make boat-loads of money and are set to become the world’s first trillion dollar company. They must be doing something right.
At one point about 10 years later, I decided to go to coat and tie. The patients started complaining that I seemed more approachable in the pants and shirt.
So I changed back. They liked it better.