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Mark Papermaster, Apple Inc.'s senior vice president for iPhone engineering, is leaving the company, signaling a change in leadership after criticism erupted over the iPhone 4's unique antenna.
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...the German Government have pointed out a security failure which leaves some iPhones, iPads and iPods vulnerable to hackers. Said to be so dangerous that German Federal Office for Information Security have officially warned users of two critically weak points for which there is no patch available.
"Apple's self-inflicted bruises take the shine off its untouchable brand untouchable brand"
Despite the opening of their flagship store in London's Covent Garden yesterday, Apple has been having a tricky time. The company is celebrated for its sleek design and hassle-free software, but there is growing resistance to the "closed shop" nature of its products, the "Mac monopoly" that means users must buy their music through iTunes and that all "apps" must come pre-approved from the Apple store. Such tight ? and profitable ? security is grudgingly accepted by Mac, iPhone and iPad users because the machines themselves are so good.
Now, however, Apple's untouchable brand has been tarnished. First came the grumbles from technophiles, underwhelmed by the iPad, although this didn't stop the gadget selling at record levels. Then came the iPhone4's handling issue. The "loses signal if you hold it" hiccup compromised what is, ultimately, a mobile phone.
Apple then managed to compound the fault: first offering little more than a bandage for the affected area and then revealing another mistake entirely. The admission that its method for measuring what phone signal was available had been wrong all along. In all its phones.
And to cap it all, this week the German government pointed out a security failure that renders some iPhones, iPads and iPods vulnerable to hackers, a threat considered so dangerous that the German Federal Office for Information Security officially warned citizens of "two critical weak points for which no patch exists". A statement that leaves Apple's all-important reputation for perfection looking bruised.
Sounds like the Obama presidency. Have you figured out 'who's ass to kick' yet, NavASS?!?
PAPERMASTER'S APPLE EXIT A RESULT OF FALLING OUT WITH STEVE JOBS
Mark Papermaster's departure from Apple is said to be a result of "cultural incompatibility" and losing the trust of Chief Executive Steve Jobs, and not solely a result of the iPhone 4 "antennagate."
According to sources who spoke with The Wall Street Journal, Papermaster's departure came as a result of a "falling out" with Jobs. How much the iPhone 4 antenna controversy played a part in his exit was said to be "unclear," as those anonymous sources said the departure was chiefly a result of "cultural incompatibility."
"Mr. Papermaster had lost the confidence of Mr. Jobs months ago and hasn't been part of the decision-making process for some time, these people said," authors Yukari Iwatani Kane and Ian Sherr wrote. "They added that Mr. Papermaster didn't appear to have the type of creative thinking expected at Apple and wasn't used to Apple's corporate culture, where even senior executives are expected to keep on top of the smallest details of their areas of responsibility and often have to handle many tasks directly, as opposed to delegating them."
I don't believe the spin on this story. The iphone4 sucked and he was shown the door. The spin is set up such that Apple doesn't say the product is crap, but everyone knows that is the real reason this guy got canned.
the problem with that (bogus) theory is that he was being shown the door well *before* the iphone even shipped. here's a guy who is in charge of the iphone division but is nowhere to be seen for its launch or press conference?? where was he?
more than likely, he just wasn't a good fit. the corporate culture between apple and ibm are very different.
nobody other than him and the people with whom he works knows the real reason.
Of course. This is just the furious churning of the spin machine.
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Especially the totally blind fanboiz like Apple Apologist #1......
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