WSJ and Bloomberg always seem to have an axe to grind with Apple. NYT too. One would think the NYC financial sector doesn’t like Apple for not playing their games and refusing to manage to the stock price... That management style, of maximizing stockholder value, is aka The Dumbest Idea In the World:http://www.forbes.com/sites/stevedenning/2011/11/28/maximizing-shareholder-value-the-dumbest-idea-in-the-world/
Well he's not exactly going to admit something like that is he..?
Marc Newson, also leaving Apple, seems to add credence to the WSJ story.
The WSJ talked to people and they said things. Not particularly flattering to Apple, but these things don't come outta nowhere. Certainly I would be a bit out of sorts if I had pressed my employer to make thousands of luxury gold watches that didn't get sold. It tends to invalidate your world view. The story totally let Ive off the hook though, repeatedly pointing to his desire to be with his aging father at home. I think it is pretty doggone humane of Apple to work with him on that score, even if the design of the latest phones suffered.
jcieplinski (@jcieplinski) 7/1/19, 6:40 AMIf I had a nickel for every former Apple employee who told me the company started falling apart just before or after THEY left, I’d be doing well. But not as well as I’ve done by hanging on to my stock.
I'd like to hear the rebuttal from Jony, not his boss.
Of course Ive is disinterested in design. At least in Apple design. The proof is in the products released lately.
Rupert Murdoch bought the Wall Street Journal in 2007. that was when I stopped going to it for reliable reports.
Welp, if you’re gonna insist on expansive secrecy, you can’t be too surprised when speculation runs rampant. It’s just gonna happen and, unless they somehow prove otherwise, they won’t be able to stop it.