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Old Feb 7, 2014, 05:09 PM   #26
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Alright, alright, I got one: what do Android and Europe have in common?



The fact that Tim Cook made an asinine comparison between the two!
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Old Feb 7, 2014, 05:09 PM   #27
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Yes, he's going to regret saying that, if he doesn't already. Everyone makes mistakes sometimes when they speak off the cuff, but that's kind of a doozy.

Besides being a pretty bad analogy, it's an unflattering one. Comparing a union of 28 countries, which combined represent one of your biggest (if not the biggest) customer bases in the world, to your competitor in a disparaging way ("crappy") is NOT the way to win over customers.

Depending on how the media play this, I can see this making big headlines and people getting offended (in my opinion, somewhat justifiably) by this.
Totally agree. I'm not offended in any way - I just think he's had one of those moments. We all have them. Unfortunately for him he's indirectly insulted half of Apple's entire customer base.

Let's just say his PR team will be EXTREMELY busy tonight.
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Old Feb 7, 2014, 05:11 PM   #28
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As a proud European and avid Apple user this is one of the most idiotic things I've heard this year.
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Old Feb 7, 2014, 05:11 PM   #29
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I don't think he was saying Android/Europe is crappy, so much as it's not truly one cohesive platform. Rather a bunch of autonomous platforms that are loosely tied together under one umbrella of services.

Or in Europe's case, a bunch of self autonomous countries that are tied together under a common set of laws and trade agreements.

Though the quote itself isn't exactly the swooftest thing I've ever heard ole Cook say.
I agree it's not the analogy that was so bad, it was his explanation of what Europe is.
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Old Feb 7, 2014, 05:12 PM   #30
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With all the civil unrest going on there right now?
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Old Feb 7, 2014, 05:12 PM   #31
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As a proud European and avid Apple user this is one of the most idiotic things I've heard this year.
It's only February, give it time.
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Old Feb 7, 2014, 05:16 PM   #32
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If Android is the EU, I guess BlackBerry 10 must be an EFTA country.
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Old Feb 7, 2014, 05:17 PM   #33
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The people of North Korea seem to be very, very happy. The second happiest nation behind China, according to their 'research'.

In all seriousness: Android sucks.
According to Apple's research too. Haha. Agreed about Android.
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Old Feb 7, 2014, 05:21 PM   #34
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How insulting to Europe!
Well, with the huge mess that is Europe, I would say it's fitting.
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Old Feb 7, 2014, 05:21 PM   #35
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I've been a long time iphone user, I also own a mac mini and an iPad air. I love Apple products. But I recently switched to a Nexus 5 and it's a fantastic device, stock Android is a pleasure to use. With that being said this is just a temporary switch. If the iPhone 6 is a substantial update I will switch back in a heart beat.

I just wish all these tech companies would stop running each other down, At the end of the day it's all great tech. There's things I like about iOS and things I like about Android, but day to day usage is exactly the same on both devices.

But, at the end of the day it's we, the consumers who benefit from all this competition so who cares
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Old Feb 7, 2014, 05:21 PM   #36
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I am Europe and I find this offensive

lol at his explanation on what the name Europe stands for
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Old Feb 7, 2014, 05:22 PM   #37
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As a proud European and avid Apple user this is one of the most idiotic things I've heard this year.
Understandable, no one want's to be compared to Android.
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Old Feb 7, 2014, 05:22 PM   #38
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This is the most uneducated and idiotic comment I have heard in years... Good luck Apple with this kind of leadership...
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Old Feb 7, 2014, 05:23 PM   #39
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Europe was a name that somebody came up with for Americans who didn't understand that Europe was a lot of countries that weren't like U.S. states.
Dear American friends: if you need any clarification about the concept of continents, countries, federal states and their relationships with each other, feel free to ask.

Seriously, this is a ridiculous comment coming from a 12-year-old, but from a CEO of a globally operating enterprise?
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Old Feb 7, 2014, 05:26 PM   #40
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Tim Cook is a great speaker. And I really mean that that was awesome. Tim just made my day

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This is the most uneducated and idiotic comment I have heard in years... Good luck Apple with this kind of leadership...
I thought it was really cleaver.

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Dear American friends: if you need any clarification about the concept of continents, countries, federal states and their relationships with each other, feel free to ask.

Seriously, this is a ridiculous comment coming from a 12-year-old, but from a CEO of a globally operating enterprise?
I disagree
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Old Feb 7, 2014, 05:26 PM   #41
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I am Europe and I find this offensive
'scuse us. WE are Europe. And this is final.
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Old Feb 7, 2014, 05:26 PM   #42
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Well, with the huge mess that is Europe, I would say it's fitting.
Yeah... And the United states of great healthcare, NSA, Snowden percecution, school shootings should really be the way to go...
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Old Feb 7, 2014, 05:27 PM   #43
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Well, with the huge mess that is Europe, I would say it's fitting.
Care to explain, please? (If possible... reasoned)
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Old Feb 7, 2014, 05:31 PM   #44
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Yes. The word "Europe" did not exist until Americans needed a word to refer to the continent. Ohhh-kaaaaay, Mr Cook…
Don't question Tim he really knows where his words come from...

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He is much too polite: 'Android is Like America', Totally ****ed Up
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Android is like a box of chocolates, you never know what your gonna get.
No chocolates usually are just what I think they will be.
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Old Feb 7, 2014, 05:34 PM   #45
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Yeah... And the United states of great healthcare, NSA, Snowden percecution, school shootings should really be the way to go...
1st: Everyone for themselves "I worked my ass off all my life and I do not understand why I am supposed to support other people" (usually heard by people from the east coast around Vermont with 3 kitchens they dont use, a picture of former presidents and two guns hanging above a fire place)

2nd & 3rd: I dont care, I got nothing to hide

4th: We need more guns!!! Arm teachers and Cashiers at the movie theater

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*disclaimer: this post is not supposed to offend anyone personally
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Old Feb 7, 2014, 05:35 PM   #46
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how about: let EU alone, and watch after your own backyard?
EU =/= Europe
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Old Feb 7, 2014, 05:35 PM   #47
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Ha ha, love it. My experience with Android is terrible, I was reluctant to use Apple stuff, but finally got smart and haven't looked back.
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Old Feb 7, 2014, 05:35 PM   #48
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He called Android "crappy" and compared it to Europe.

Dude, amateur hour is over.

This creep needs to retire, stat. And do something safer, such as becoming a booster for Duke and Auburn.
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Old Feb 7, 2014, 05:36 PM   #49
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Totally agree. I'm not offended in any way - I just think he's had one of those moments. We all have them. Unfortunately for him he's indirectly insulted half of Apple's entire customer base.

Let's just say his PR team will be EXTREMELY busy tonight.
I wouldn't expect you to be offended if you're in the UK like me . We may be Europe by name, but not always by nature. Having said that TC's statement could easily be taken in bad taste.
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Old Feb 7, 2014, 05:37 PM   #50
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So is Mac Rumors going to post a different front page story for every single thing Cook said in this interview? How about one story with a link to the interview where everyone can read the whole thing themselves.
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