Move over, Steve Vai: Senior Apple software engineer shreds on triple-neck guitar at 2023 Apple Developers Conference

Craig Federighi taps on the middle neck of a triple-neck guitar at the 2023 Apple WWDC
(Image credit: Apple/YouTube)

Generally, people don't watch Apple's annual WWDC (Worldwide Developers Conference) expecting to see electric guitar fireworks, of all things.

Some shredding, however, was indeed on the menu at this year's event, thanks to the company's Senior Vice President of Software Engineering, Craig Federighi.

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Jackson Maxwell

Jackson is an Associate Editor at He’s been writing and editing stories about new gear, technique and guitar-driven music both old and new since 2014, and has also written extensively on the same topics for Guitar Player. Elsewhere, his album reviews and essays have appeared in Louder and Unrecorded. Though open to music of all kinds, his greatest love has always been indie, and everything that falls under its massive umbrella. To that end, you can find him on Twitter crowing about whatever great new guitar band you need to drop everything to hear right now.