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Steve Jobs, whiner in chief

ZDNet's Rupert Goodwins looks at Steve Jobs' public statements and finds a common thread:

Steve Jobs normally talks to the press about as often as the Earth gets visited by Halley's Comet. And, like the comet, it's usually a portent of doom.  
There have been three sightings in living memory: the iPhone 4's Antennagate, the as-yet-unexplained rant against Android and tablets in last October's earnings call, and yesterday's response to the discovery of iOS 4's unexpectedly good memory for location. Let's call it Trackergate.
-ZDNet Mixed Signals blog, April 28, 2011

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  1. Hit the nail on the head. Apple makes strong, beautiful products. It’s a shame that those products are ruined by a wrongheaded and almost sociopathic desire for control and self-aggrandizement.

  2. We will see who is whining when Apple releases an enhanced iOS and a $99 8GB iPhone 4 that works with iCloud doing things Android’s cheap copycats have no prayer of competing with this holiday season.

    Remember it took Android over 2 full years to get a decent copycat version of iOS. The hardware is easy to copy, the software, not so much.

    The integrated iOS, iCloud, low storage ecosystem is going to put Apple another 2 years ahead.

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