Not sure if this has been posted, but excellent analysis of this (shitty) interview: So sad that almost every interview is a hit piece in disguse, with ignorance and lies sprinkled by the interviewer throughout:
One thing that guy didnt point out is the blatant misdirection/lie in this part:
Since Jobs died, Apple has hit a rough patch, at least by its ludicrously high standards. It has not had a break-out hit. There has been no Apple TV set to revolutionize home entertainment. No spiffy watch. (Yet.) The firm’s share price has slumped and it has lost its title of the world’s most valuable firm.Some speculate that, without Jobs, Apple has lost its golden touch. An acclaimed new book by the former Wall Street Journal technology writer Yukari Iwatani Kane dubs the company “the haunted empire.”
Apple's stock closed at $378.25 the day of Job's death. Today, it's $535. That's an increase of over 40%. So no- it hasn't slumped "since Jobs died". It's only down from it's peak, which was a year into Cook's tenure. A blatant lie in order to support the "Apple is doomed' narrative.
The second part of that statement is also blatantly false. Apple IS, today, the most valuable company on the planet in terms of market cap. It has been for almost a year. It was NOT when Steve Jobs was alive. This shit takes 2 min to fact check. Yet, the author wants us to believe the opposite- because he says so. So sad when this hack gets a chance to interview someone like Ive, they feel the need to stain the interview with such contempt of the facts, pushing their own agenda, and being deceitful to the readers.
To summarize- Apple's stock is 40% higher than the day Steve died.
It is now the most valuable company in the world, which it did not even approach the day Steve died.
Yet the quoted paragraph states the opposite? Disgusting journalism.
Edited by Slurpy - 3/19/14 at 11:19am