How do you think Steve Jobs feels about the last 24 hours?

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  1. thermal macrumors regular

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    Lots of technical difficulties with Apple's website, AT&T's websites, and lots of frustrated customers. Upside is iPhone 4 seems popular.

    So overall, how do you think Steve Jobs feels about the last day or so?
     
  2. gloss macrumors 601

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    I'm surprised we can't see the mushroom cloud from here.
     
  3. antster94 macrumors 6502a

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    He's probably angry that no-one turned their wifi off so the servers didn't crash.
     
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  5. dagomike macrumors 65816

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    I'm sure he's pleased pre-sales are blowing past Apple's estimates in hours not days.

    As long as no one gets hurt a stampede is good PR -- even if it's messy.
     
  6. Dchip24 macrumors newbie

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    The simple answer to everyone's problems: WALMART
     
  7. TuffLuffJimmy macrumors G3

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    exactly. I'm sure he's just psyched they sold so many phones already.
     
  8. Autopilot638 macrumors 6502

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    The big picture: regardless of the technical issues, and customer gripes, the demand is greater than anticipated. People who want one will still get one, even if they have to wait.

    How could he not be happy about that?
     
  9. Geckotek macrumors G3

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    LOL...THIS^
     
  10. Small White Car macrumors G4

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    Yep.

    Who honestly thinks that "we can't make them fast enough" is a problem Steve doesn't want to have? Palm would have loved to have had Steve's "problems."
     
  11. NachoGrande macrumors 6502a

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    He feels about 3% richer than yesterday :)

    267.48 +7.79 +3.00%
     
  12. cellocello macrumors 68000

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    Steve, even though he answers end-user emails, probably doesn't concern himself with operations too much.

    He's got Tim Cook, and if Tim Cook wants to be heir to the throne he'll make sure everyone who wants an iPhone gets one. Steve knows this.

    I imagine Steve's in a calm zen like state right now; and if thing's get really bad, I'm sure Steve will simply turn California to glass with his fiery rage.
     
  13. The Phazer macrumors 68030

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    I would hope he's angry.

    But he won't be. If he was he wouldn't be disrespecting his customers so much by not clarifying what's going on with the white models at this point.

    Phazer
     
  14. smithrh macrumors 68020

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    I disagree.

    Apple is his baby all the way.

    He's not driven by money.

    I'm damn sure he's not at all happy with the way this has gone down. It reflects poorly on Apple (even though much of the circus is to blame on AT&T).

    Will we ever hear about it? Probably not.
     
  15. brinatech.com macrumors member

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    I don't think these issues will affect future iPhone sales. I think we are at a turning point in tech history. With the iPhone 4 and iPad, we are at the starting of a shift from traditional computing to mobile based. Apple will be the new MS and google for the next 10 years. Hopefully, Apple will keep the momentum up. Also, let's hope google keeps pushing Android, which will keep pushing apple to innovate.
     
  16. grantsdale macrumors 6502a

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    I don't think thats as good of a solution as some people are making it out to be. I bet they only get a handful of phones per store in the first batch.
     
  17. wirelessmacuser macrumors 68000

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    Obscenely Wealthy $$$$
     
  18. sleyeu macrumors 6502

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    Which pushes our pockets to the limit. ;)
     
  19. WHM macrumors regular

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    Do you think the iPhone 4 sold more phones than the DROID or EVO yesterday? There's your answer....:apple:
     
  20. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    Are you really that naive? His stock gained roughly $38 million in the past 24 hours.
     
  21. smiddlehurst macrumors 65816

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    I suspect he'll be looking at the last couple of days in a mature fashion and thinking 'okay, technical problems aren't good but considering demand is blowing away our best estimates were doing well to be handling what we are'. Shame more people don't think like that really...
     
  22. JajoPGH macrumors regular

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    Any publicity is good.

    This just creates a higher demand for the product. People want to know what the fuss is about.

    Apple has been known to have their products "sell out" so it creates a stir in the public and media. Nintendo did it for the Wii, too.

    I wouldn't be surprised if this was all part of the plan.
     
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    He is consulting his doctor....because his erection has lasted more than four hours....:D
     
  24. ReallyBigFeet macrumors 68030

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    Actually, I suspect that El Steve-o is patting himself on the back for creating a product with such high consumer demand that customers will put up with almost any kind of nonsense just to possess it.
     
  25. rmatthewware macrumors 6502

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    If I were Steve Jobs, I would be sitting at some cafe in Europe relaxing. I would have been on the airplane Monday, telling everyone at Apple that I'll be back in a couple weeks.

    I really doubt Steve Jobs has a lot to do with day-to-day operations. He's an idea guy. He knows the things he wants to make, and he gets people to make them for him.
     

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