Apple’s Phil Schiller gives insight on Google Glass in leaked email exchange

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Apple’s Phil Schiller gives insight on Google Glass in leaked email exchange

  • 2015-02-13 12:27:10
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News / Mobile phones Apple’s Phil Schiller gives insight on Google Glass in leaked email exchange

Google Glass has been around for just longer than a little while now, and it’s certainly a unique piece of wearable technology that the company is hoping will take off at some point in the future.

There’s no doubt that wearable technology has certainly gotten quite a bit of attention over the last couple of years, but as of late it seems that the majority of that attention has been on devices individuals wear on their wrists, and not necessarily their face. But that hasn’t stopped the development of Google Glass, or even Google’s plans to release the device to the public at some point down the road.

Now, according to a report published by Business Insider and citing a leaked email chain between Apple’s marketing chief, Phil Schiller and another tech blogger, it seems that the Apple executive never really had positive thoughts regarding the glasses technology. As revealed in the image above, Schiller allegedly states that he can’t believe anyone would think a “normal” person would actually wear Glass. He then states that it reminds him of the push for video goggles several years ago:

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.

image Steve Martin the Jerk

The reference to the blog post, and the movie THE JERK, is due to the glasses that Steve Martin (playing the titular character) wears in the film, which can be seen just above.

The future of Google Glass has never been cemented, but rumors that Google is slowing down the project seem unfounded. Indeed, it was recently revealed that Tony Fadell, the father of the iPod, has been tasked with leading the Glass project as it gets promoted from its Google X laboratories and inserted into its own unit.

Have you tried Google Glass yet?

[via Business Insider]


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