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Old Feb 25, 2013, 05:11 PM   #1
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Apple Now 'More Flexible', 'Less Arrogant' Reports France Telecom CEO




Speaking at an event with reporters, France Telecom-Orange CEO Stephane Richard said that Apple was "more flexible", "paying more attention to everyone else" and "a little less arrogant" than they had been in the past, reports AllThingsD.

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"Apple has (become) more flexible, paying more attention to everyone else, probably a little less arrogant than they used to be," France Telecom-Orange CEO Stephane Richard said during a dinner with reporters in Barcelona on Monday. Characterizing today's Apple with the same company under Steve Jobs, Richard said, "I think they are probably a little more under pressure, and it is quite nice."
Richard went on to talk about the some other issues affecting the telecom industry, including the "very difficult" time Windows Phone will have competing with entrenched operating systems like iOS and Android, particularly because the platform doesn't yet have a "'wow' effect".

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Old Feb 25, 2013, 05:15 PM   #4
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I never thought I'd see "less arrogant" as a negative.
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Old Feb 25, 2013, 05:15 PM   #5
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Less arrogant?

I see no sign of this change in iOS or OS X.
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Old Feb 25, 2013, 05:15 PM   #6
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And he knows something about becoming a little less arrogant, seeing all his customers flee to Free mobile. Orange is as despicable and evil as AT&T, I hope they choke on a ham sandwich and die.
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I guess we can deduce that he was a member of Jobs' Bozo list.
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Old Feb 25, 2013, 05:17 PM   #8
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"Less Arrogant"? Now Steve would never let that happen.

This joke never gets old.

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The French have won more wars than most countries have including the USA.


But go on make fun of the French.
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Old Feb 25, 2013, 05:17 PM   #10
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I only had to read the first paragraph for this
Apple isn't supposed to hop on the bandwagon. They're supposed to start it.
And.... Orange. Wonder where they got that idea from
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I love French whine and cheese.
How true. I didn't actually know Orange were a French company. I thought the only colour France did was white.
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So many CEOs are happy that they now have to meet with Tim instead of Steve. Steve probably made them feel like fools no matter what their status. Of course it was that arrogance that turned Apple around.


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The French have won more wars than most countries have including the USA.


But go on make fun of the French.
Is anyone supposed to be impressed that a country like France which is much more mature than a country like the U.S. has won more wars? Especially when they existed in an era where war was quite common?
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"Less Arrogant"

Is that the same as "less cutting edge" and "in the fast race toward mediocrity"?
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Old Feb 25, 2013, 05:20 PM   #14
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more flexible and less arrogant? just how I like my girlfriend.
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Maybe it will rub off on France.
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more flexible and less arrogant? just how I like my girlfriend.
What kind of flexibility do you mean?
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I guess we can deduce that he was a member of Jobs' Bozo list.
I don't know about Steve Jobs, but he's on mine.
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Hmm, tell that to the Logic Pro users trying to make a living with no response whatsoever about the major lag issues on Mountain Lion.

I've never known such an arrogant company to be honest. At least Microsoft keep their nasty bugs in the open for all to discuss.

Apple just pretend everything is 'fine'.
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The French have won more wars than most countries have including the USA.


But go on make fun of the French.
They are also a far older country, so one would think that after being around TEN TIMES as long as the United States, France would learn to get along with others more.
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That's a ****** remark to make. What a jerk.
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i just hope not being flexible & arrogance doesn't pay off in the end.

i'm all positive for Apple's upcoming products...they are already brilliant. hard to screw things up so bad that everything falls into pieces.

i'm just very curious to see their next "wow"!

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Well orange are experts on arrogance so they would know
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They are also a far older country, so one would think that after being around TEN TIMES as long as the United States, France would learn to get along with others more.
France gets along fine with most nations, including the USSR; more so than the United States ever did.
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The French have won more wars than most countries have including the USA.
Napoleon was Corsican. :P
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And I'm sure, knowing that, he is now sitting in a warm bath opening his wrists.
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