Gray Powel should annouce the iPhone 4.0 this summer
I'm totally serious, in what would I think would be perceived as an ultimate act of class to dispel a large majority of his megalomaniacal image ( you all know the ones I'm talking about ); Steve Jobs should have Gray Powel make the announcement alongside him.
- 04-21-2010, 07:38 AM #2
- 04-21-2010, 08:39 AM #3
- 04-21-2010, 09:07 AM #4
Although I would love this, it will never happen.
Also, those people that think Apple did this on purpose are just wrong. They would be getting more buzz between now and WWDC with people trying to figure out what it will have. Rumors here and there. Now we know and the story is focusing on is Gizmodo going to get sued? Prison time? Also, now the competition knows what the next gen iPhone will bring a full 2 months before it's released for them to try and start planning on how to one up them.
- 04-21-2010, 09:37 AM #5
- 04-21-2010, 10:23 AM #6
1. We don't know all the details of the hardware yet for sure (screen, camera resolution, capacity, processor)
2. Secret software features. Apple always leaves software open for a while and waits until close to the presentation date to choose whether or not to include certain things... I think we'll see Apple really pulling out ALL the stops on the final OS 4.0 release.
- 04-21-2010, 12:08 PM #7
i'd rather see the old guy who got his finger ripped off do an iPad commercial
DENVER - A man is missing his new iPad and part of his pinky finger after a robbery at a Denver shopping mall.
Fifty-nine-year-old Bill Jordan says he just purchased Apple's latest must-have item at Cherry Creek Mall on Thursday and was near the parking garage when a thief grabbed the bag tied around Jordan's hand.
He says the bag wouldn't come off and the thief yanked it so hard that it stripped part of Jordan's pinky down to the bone. Doctors later amputated part of the finger.
Jordan had purchased the tablet computer for a friend in Canada. Denver police were still searching for the culprit Tuesday.
- 04-21-2010, 02:00 PM #8
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- 04-21-2010, 09:07 PM #10
Making the best of all this would be most beneficial to them. Tons better then being pricks that would sue people involved ( people who would probably not be able to pay whatever ridiculous amount of money that goes for this sort of thing ) into oblivion.
Should totally turn this into an opportunity to convert and show a kind face for the Apple brand.
- 04-21-2010, 10:25 PM #12
- 04-22-2010, 07:13 AM #13
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- 04-22-2010, 11:33 AM #16
Perhaps Steve should sport a Donald Trump hairpiece, sit across the bar counter from Gray Powell, and deliver the "Your fired" line. Heh. Ok, seriously -- I hope they handle Mr. Powell with kid gloves and maybe just punish him with mail room work for a week or so, answering all of the conspiracy mail.
- 04-22-2010, 12:22 PM #17
- 04-23-2010, 10:26 AM #18
I'm going to go on the other end of the spectrum here and say while it would be funny, this guy should sooooo be fired. He gets drunk and loses a highly secret piece of property and everyone seems to think he should get a pass. Consider all the long term planning Apple invests towards each product announcement that his act of negligence has just mucked up. Between the added planning, legal time and other commotion over this, what do you think he has cost the company and its stockholders? Would you trust this guy with your documents or private material? Unless he is some kind of savant, I would boot him in a heartbeat.
- 04-23-2010, 11:05 AM #19
- 04-23-2010, 11:29 AM #20
His slip up ended up generating even more buzz and free publicity for Apple. This "my bad" hurt not one, save maybe Steve Jobs pride. He didn't affect any other employee's work, he wasn't the cause of anyone's misfortune or suffering; and he certainly didn't kill or hurt anyone. The shame and embarrassment over this punishment enough, the scope of it will last his life.
I agree that disciplinary action will be required on some form at Apple's discretion but seeking punishment for the sake of some sense vengeance is wrong and pointless. Apple has nothing to gain from firing this guy and we can all be reasonably sure he'll never lose another phone again or other hardware.
Apple doesn't want a bad image, despite it's critics it wants people to like it. People are already watching how this is going to end with a lot of scrutiny and they don't want the poor fella to get the boot. His mistake was human, something everyone can associate with. Apple will just generate discontent by kicking him out, but would gain approval by keeping him on and making the most of it with their star power.
- 04-23-2010, 02:30 PM #22
- 04-23-2010, 02:51 PM #23
Now, the question comes, how many people know about it and how much it will truly impact sales. My girlfriend hadn't heard word 1 about this till I pointed it out to her, and she's looking at getting an iPhone. I'm not sure HOW big the impact will be, but we won't know until the Q3 sales call.
- 04-23-2010, 03:01 PM #24
If Apple is able to retain a strong 3rd quarter in 3GS sales regardless of this, Jobs is going to be all smiles come June 22nd.
- 04-23-2010, 03:10 PM #25
I have to disagree. Anyone that is going to really follow this story about the iPhone 4 is going to be nerdy enough to know that a new iPhone is going to come out in June / July. I mean even without this whole leak...my mom knows a new iPhone is coming this summer! It's not rocket science.
Also, I predict a new iPod touch coming in September...I should go play the lotto now