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Apple Now 'More Flexible', 'Less Arrogant' Reports France Telecom CEO

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    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.

    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".

    Article Link: Apple Now 'More Flexible', 'Less Arrogant' Reports France Telecom CEO
  2. macrumors regular

    The end is nigh?
  3. macrumors 6502a

    Feed Me

    I love French whine and cheese.
  4. macrumors 65816

    I never thought I'd see "less arrogant" as a negative.
  5. macrumors 601

    Mr. Retrofire

    Less arrogant?

    I see no sign of this change in iOS or OS X.
  6. macrumors regular

    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.
  7. macrumors 6502

    I guess we can deduce that he was a member of Jobs' Bozo list.
  8. iphone495, Feb 25, 2013
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    macrumors member

    "Less Arrogant"? Now Steve would never let that happen.

    This joke never gets old.
  9. macrumors 68000

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

    But go on make fun of the French.
  10. macrumors 68020


    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 :rolleyes:
  11. macrumors 68000


    How true. I didn't actually know Orange were a French company. I thought the only colour France did was white. ;)
  12. macrumors 6502a


    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.

    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?
  13. macrumors 6502

    "Less Arrogant"

    Is that the same as "less cutting edge" and "in the fast race toward mediocrity"?
  14. macrumors 6502

    more flexible and less arrogant? just how I like my girlfriend.
  15. macrumors demi-god


    Maybe it will rub off on France.
  16. macrumors 6502


    What kind of flexibility do you mean? ;)
  17. macrumors 65816

    Four oF NINE

    I don't know about Steve Jobs, but he's on mine.
  18. macrumors regular


    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'.
  19. macrumors 6502a


    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.
  21. macrumors 65816


    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"!

    what an unnecessary comment.
  22. macrumors 68020


    Well orange are experts on arrogance so they would know
  23. macrumors 65816

    Four oF NINE

    France gets along fine with most nations, including the USSR; more so than the United States ever did.
  24. macrumors G3


    Napoleon was Corsican. :p
  25. macrumors demi-god


    And I'm sure, knowing that, he is now sitting in a warm bath opening his wrists.;):rolleyes:

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