One of the more popular excerpts from Amazon's big hardware event yesterday was Dave Limp, senior vice president of device and services, caught carrying an Apple AirPod during an interview.
How can a coul d company representative who only moments ago declare an AirPod competitor earlier to be caught in such a bluff? It turns out that he just used Bloomberg's equipment to actually hear the interviewer's questions.
Many have come to believe that the fault is the fault of an offline on-screen corporate manipulator that is not doing its job properly. Showing the use of your competitor's product after discovering your company's alternative is not a great look, no doubt about it. But it turns out that this is not the case for corporate managers who are pointless or public relations officials lose the ball.
However, technical analyst Caroline Milanesi who was interviewed by Bloomberg immediately after Dave Limp, indicated that she was an AirPod as well. required to be worn, used by the camera crew to provide a direct broadcast of the interviewer's questions. It's not hard to imagine that Amazon's PR team asked for an invisible Limp handset after learning what equipment the Bloomberg crew was using, but the interview was undoubtedly scheduled well in advance, and given Limp's attention at the end of disclosures on Amazon yesterday probably didn't have time to set it up with an alternative.
This is a case of bad timing more than anything; is not a disturbing bluff for the Amazon of any stretch of the imagination. More inconvenient may actually be the fact that Bloomberg requires guests to share the same AirPod? I don't care how many boxes of alcohol you wipe through, if it's something that is in someone else's ear, it won't go anywhere near mine. Does Clorox make bleach-soaked cotton swabs?