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MacBytes
Oct 2, 2005, 11:16 PM
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PlaceofDis
Oct 2, 2005, 11:24 PM
possible, but unlikely. who know though besides Jobs himself.

winmacguy
Oct 2, 2005, 11:34 PM
Opinion or not I still have a smirk and a smug look on my face after reading the article ;) :cool:

Lacero
Oct 3, 2005, 12:05 AM
Quite possibly the dumbest article. First off, companies don't spend millions on a product or range of services hoping it would fail so they get some sort of personal vendetta for their CEOs.

solvs
Oct 3, 2005, 02:17 AM
You know, I could actually see this happening. It's probably no where near the truth. But the fact that it's even credible to some people tells you something.

fixyourthinking
Oct 3, 2005, 08:02 AM
Quite possibly the dumbest article. First off, companies don't spend millions on a product or range of services hoping it would fail so they get some sort of personal vendetta for their CEOs.

Did you look at the source? Bill Palmer is off base about most everything ... losing credibility a long time ago - saying the Mac Mini was a failure and the Mighty Mouse was lackluster.

The reason he makes such statements is because - this is how HE runs his company - making a string of personal attacks that appear to benefit only the CEO's ego.


The Truth About Bill Palmer (http://jackwhispers.blogspot.com/2005/07/kill-bill-pt-iii-true-story-behind.html)

Koodauw
Oct 3, 2005, 10:31 AM
Am I the only who thinks this isn't too far from the truth?

Artful Dodger
Oct 3, 2005, 12:31 PM
Koodauw
Am I the only who thinks this isn't too far from the truth?

No, I feel the same way since it sounds good and how many times have other companies done the same just with different items that we take for granted or just ignore.
Having a better idea but not a lot of backing makes and breaks things all the time, so look at the cost involved. Who makes the phones, carries the service and who is left with the "sellable product". A phone with iTunes is more than a...well, phone since if it fails it's NOT because iTunes sucks, as most of us know, it becomes looked at as the phones fault (we again know who makes it). The service is still the same from whoever would be the phone carrier so not many fingers point that way.
Now the up side (I think we all have seen this a time or two before) would be if it went over great everyone would be pushing to the front of the line about how it was really their service being ahead of the times and what they saw as a future with the cellphone technology (yet again we know what happened). :)

dubbz
Oct 3, 2005, 12:36 PM
"the entire cell phone industry"? Riiiight....

stoid
Oct 3, 2005, 12:45 PM
Only thing is, what happens when Cingular loses money on each ROKR, and won't have any of Apple's iTunes phone because it will sell better meaning greater loss for Cingular?