Saturday, October 18, 2008

Worship Market Team, at Apple?

I couldn't wait for mr. moderator to fill us in on this Apple Worship Market Team meeting he attended this past week at Apple headquarters . Curiosity was killing me. I decided to do a little research of my own.  After some minor google searching I found pretty much nothing. We might just have to wait for the moderator to speak.  What I did find was an invitation to an event at North Point Community Church in Alpharetta, GA on July 29th, 2008 being lead by an Apple staffer by the name of Brian O'Neal.  His position at Apple is Worship Market Account Executive.  This particular invitation was sent out to churches in the surrounding area.  A copy of that invitation is below.  The invitation invites potential participants to "discuss Apple solutions and technologies for Houses of Worship and Ministries".

Please join Apple for a short briefing to introduce you to the new
Worship Market Team, and to discuss Apple solutions and technologies for Houses of Worship and Ministries. Box will be provided.

Please reserve this date in your calendar. There will be a special price offer for a MacBook Pro Bundle for those who attend. Hurry, seating will be limited to the first 30 attendees.

Thanks and I look forward to seeing you there.

God Bless,

Brian O'Neal
Enterprise - Worship Market Account Executive
Apple Inc.

What could these solutions and technologies be?  I highly doubt Apple will develop any hardware solutions.  The fact that they haven't released a mac tablet for their very large customer base of graphic artists leads me to believe hardware is not in the conversation.  That leaves us with Software.  Could they be developing a new version of their presentation software called keynote that's customized for churches?  Could they be developing something special for church musicians?  My guess is whatever they develop it will have to exist within or on top of the framework of an existing apple software platform.

What would you like Apple to develop?  Who knows, they might read your ideas, contact you and offer you a job.  When your rich and famous don't forget about the little people like me that helped you get your start.


Reyes-Chow said...

Bwahahahahahahah! Sad man, just sad ;-) I will certainly let folks know soon about their plans, hopes, inquiries.

David said...

This sounds very interesting...I look forward to sharing this with our intern/mac snob Greg. Northpoint is also a great place to visit.