Google CEO Eric Schmidt On Stage With iPhone

By Nathan Weinberg


Apple introduced the iPhone today (you can read more about that at Apple Watch, and get my very long op-ed on it at InsideMicrosoft), and joining Steve Jobs onstage for about a minute was none other than Google CEO and Apple board member, Eric Schmidt. Schmidt was there to announce that Google Maps and Google search would be built into the iPhone. Photos from Engadget, as well as these quotes:


Steve Jobs

“From google what we have on the phone is google search built right into the browser and google maps. We’ve been working closely with them.. it’s my pleaseure now to introduce Dr. Eric Schmidt, Google’s CEO.”

Eric Schmidt:

“I’ve had the privilege of joining the board and there’s a lot of relationships… if we merge the companies we can call it Applegoo — but I’m not a marketing guy. You can actually merge without merging. Each company should do the absolutely best thing they can do every time, and he’s shown it today.”

“We can take the enormous brain trust of the Apple team and the open protocols of companies like google and put them in an environment for end users. From a gooogle perspective we’ve pushed very hard to partner with Apple and working with many many different data service, — Steve showed a little bit. It comes together seamlessly. This is the first of a whole new generation…”

“Steve, my congratulations to you, this product is going to be HOT.”


January 9, 2007 by Nathan Weinberg in:

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