At Microsoft’s Worldwide Partner Conference, COO Kevin Turner took a jab at Apple’s iPhone 4. With the controversy surrounding the phone’s reception issues, Turner compared it to one of Microsoft’s recent debacles:
It looks like the iPhone 4 might be their Vista, and I’m okay with that.
On one hand, the comparison makes a certain amount of sense. Vista’s problems were overblown by the press and were never as bad as people made them out to be. While consumers have accepted that the iPhone 4 reception problem is a real issue, it’s mostly a problem for people that live in areas that are covered poorly by AT&T (San Francisco, for example). The majority of iPhone 4 users seem happy with their service.
On the other hand, comparing an operating system to a piece of hardware is usually dumb. What do you think?
3 thoughts on “Microsoft COO Calls iPhone 4 “Apple’s Vista” (Poll Time Too!)”
Son of a b-
I'm using a computer with Windows Vista right now. It's my work computer. Screw you, Kevin Turner.
This article sums up nicely my take on the whole iPhone 4 frenzy/blowup/debacle (depending on your point of view): http://techcrunch.com/2010/07/14/iphone-4-microso…
I have no doubt some will leave Apple (at least in the phone market) over the iPhone 4/iOS 4 issues and/or their PR in responding to consumers' concerns. I've never used Vista or Windows 7 personally, so I've always refrained from commenting on its hangups compared to XP. But I would be willing to bet that the exodus of Windows users to Mac OS X users after Vista was greater than the losses Apple will see over the current issues with the iPhone (I'm talking market share, of course, not body counts).
So does this mean Apple will release a better phone based off of the iPhone 4 structure?
(That was almost a joke question, but I'm actually curious if they will stick with the core concept/design of the iPhone 4)
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