Marc Newson: ‘My role at Apple doesn’t necessitate all of my time’

“In his first interview since joining Apple, industrial designer Marc Newson discusses his latest product – a domestic draft beer machine he says is the equivalent to a Nespresso coffee maker for beer lovers – and the future of the mechanical timepiece in the wake of the Apple Watch,” Amy Frearson reports for dezeen.

“Newson announced he was joining technology giant Apple last month shortly before the launch of the Apple Watch, which a number of commentators have said bears a strong resemblance to Newson’s own watch designs,” Frearson reports. “Asked if he could reveal whether he was involved in the Apple Watch design, Newson responded: ‘Apparently I can’t.'”

A few snippets from dezeen’s interview with Marc Newson:

Apple's Marc Newson (left) and Jony Ive
Apple’s Marc Newson (left) and Jony Ive
Amy Frearson: You’ve taken on quite a major role with Apple, do you think you’ll still have time to work on these kinds of project as well?

Marc Newson: Yes absolutely, because my role at Apple doesn’t necessitate all of my time and that was for very specific reasons, so absolutely, my company still exists and I remain based in the UK.

Amy Frearson: And can you tell me what you’re working on at Apple?

Marc Newson: Not really! Sorry!

Read more in the full interview here.

[Attribution: 9to5Mac. Thanks to MacDailyNews Reader “Lynn Weiler” for the heads up.]

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    1. You don’t ask, you don’t get.
      He would not have got the answer he got, had he not asked.
      Had he not asked, he would have left the interview to be criticized by you and me for not asking balsy questions when he had the opportunity to do so.
      The job of an interviewer is to ask as though he/she knows nothing.

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