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A very small minority don't like ios7…

Small, huh?

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post #42 of 58

Interesting information ulfoaf.

 

I'm still struggling to see how an iWatch could be a successful product for Apple.  I just don't see it and perhaps this is what they're still struggling with.  It's hard to make a breakthrough device for something people don't actually need or want.

 

I've long thought however that if they could just put a GPS in the Nano it would greatly enhance its functionality as a fitness tracker for your runs/rides/hikes etc.  I don't want to run with my AU $999 iPhone 5, but I'm perfectly happy to sweat over a $169 iPod.  Not even the iPod Touch has a GPS as far as I'm aware...it's really quite surprising and a silly oversight in my opinion. 

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According to rumors Mansfield was working on the iWatch wearable device, in some capacity, after Tim brought him back.

Maybe this means that the device is completed or at least nearing completion, and Tim is allowing him to leave now?

Part of his return was supposedly to oversee the transition to new leadership for his old crew. If he's no longer an exec, that is the part that is likely over

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I think it is also an SEC violation for someone to be on the executive team of two companies. So he can't run Microsoft and be a Sr VP at Apple. 1smile.gif

Wrong person. Scott Forstall is going to run Microsoft.

Wait until you see Metro in leather

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Generally when an executive appears to be demoted and put on a "special project," that special project was something he was already in charge of that isn't going well. He is then asked to put his full attention on it. I have seen this a number of times in different industries.

Apple marches to its own drum to a degree that I would be careful about applying what you've seen in other places to them. Could be right, could be very wrong

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Hmm...I still think it's odd that they'd create a SVP of Technologies position and 8 months later get rid of it. 

 

IT pundits would have a field day with any company which paid that much money to a bod who wasn't a senior vice president of SOMETHING. 

 

Bob's getting ready to retire so his responsibilities are being scaled back. I'll be sorry to see him go, but he's certainly earned his pension.

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Wrong person. Scott Forstall is going to run Microsoft.

Wait until you see Metro in leather

Is that a metrosexual joke? Please tell me it's a metrosexual joke. lol.gif

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post #48 of 58
Haven't read all the comments…

My SWAG estimate would be:

That Tim Cook and the board made "Big Bob" an offer he couldn't refuse!

Bob was offered the presidency of a separate company to design and manufacture electronic components.

A separate company would offer advantages in organization and flexibility not available within Apple's structure.

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I think it is also an SEC violation for someone to be on the executive team of two companies.

It is? Or are you just throwing it out there? (Serious question).

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Bob probably semi retired.
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Darn! Now there's no bio page for Andrea Jung ¡
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Apple needs to get some youth on their team. I did not know the requirement included being 50 plus.
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Apple needs to get some youth on their team. I did not know the requirement included being 50 plus.

Nice FUD.

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Apple needs to get some youth on their team. I did not know the requirement included being 50 plus.

Exactly. I don't know why recent college grads don't have 30+ years of experience when they graduate. Don't they teach that anymore?

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I wouldn't worry about Apple, now if I onwed MSFT stock I really would be crapping my pants
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I think it is also an SEC violation for someone to be on the executive team of two companies.
It is? Or are you just throwing it out there? (Serious question).

I guess Elon Musk is in deep shit.
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I think it is also an SEC violation for someone to be on the executive team of two companies. So he can't run Microsoft and be a Sr VP at Apple. 1smile.gif

Steve Jobs ran Pixar and NeXT/Apple simultaneously.

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Interview on Bloomberg with Om Malik re: Bob Mansfield.

Summary: nothing to worry about and Bob Mansfield is universally loved at Apple by the Exec Team and people that work with and around him. I'll ditto that!

http://www.bloomberg.com/video/a-lot-of-love-for-mansfield-at-apple-malik-ID_XcKDHSnK6qVhsoqBUyA.html
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