More on Apple: Bloomberg Businessweek's talks with Apple insiders paint a complex picture of the...

More on Apple: Bloomberg Businessweek's talks with Apple insiders paint a complex picture of the post-Jobs era. Apple is said to have a "singular focus" on proving doubters wrong, and is deemed "happier and even somewhat more transparent" than before. But office politics are higher, and there's less "implicit pressure" on engineers. Also: Steve Jobs reportedly came to "loathe" Google (GOOG) and considered ending its iOS search deal, but decided not to out of fear of upsetting users. (previous)

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  • june1234
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    They do make a great product but that bunch has always been super arrogant. Apple tolerates no competition they want to be IT and own the entire market. When the PC came of age Jobs refused to license his superior mac platform, Bill Gates did not. Rest is history . Apple uses a contractor Foxconn that pays it's Chinese workforce $300 a month to make those I phones Apples sells back to cell carriers for $600 a piece; explains why they clear 40% on each sale, They are not stupid at Apple ending Google search = ending any search. I read today on this same site Google CEO just sold $1.45 billion worth of shares.Two 800 lb gorillas going at it.
    3 Oct 2012, 07:12 PM Reply Like
  • jocca
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    Apple, Dell, HP, Microsoft are one of the few American big box makers using Foxconn. There are many more companies doing the same thing. So what is new?
    4 Oct 2012, 03:45 PM Reply Like
  • sduris
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    "considered ending its iOS search deal, but decided not to out of fear of upsetting users". Now I am certain AAPL is going with their own search sooner than later. I wonder if the maps - albeit there are some speed bumps that have to be worked out - was the "floating balloon" used as a test. All evidence appears to be pointing that way. I concur with the elevated transparency comment as my AAPL spies tell me the same. However, it is interesting that office politics is up. Very interesting.
    3 Oct 2012, 07:24 PM Reply Like
  • dab3z
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    Siri is the gateway to eliminating Google from iOS.
    3 Oct 2012, 07:50 PM Reply Like
  • berylrb
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    I've been test driving Siri for a week now and it's not exactly like learning a new dialect but it's like using precise English, I'll get the hang of it, it's certainly not a steep learning curve, but there is some learning for us over 50 crowd. Ha
    3 Oct 2012, 08:16 PM Reply Like
  • sduris
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    Yep, you have to be ultra-specific and enunciate very, very clearly at times. Informationweek considers it a miss in the below referenced article.

    4 Oct 2012, 04:11 PM Reply Like
  • podmeister
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    So, exactly who are these mystery Apple "insiders" Bloomberg? Take it with a grain of salt.
    3 Oct 2012, 08:17 PM Reply Like
  • Eric Jhonsa
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    Bloomberg isn't going to tell you that because:


    a) They don't want to get the insiders in question fired or at the least reprimanded.
    b) They don't want to ruin the chance of an insider at Apple or any other company anonymously speaking to them in the future.
    3 Oct 2012, 09:01 PM Reply Like
  • bailinnumberguy
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    Apple insider can mean almost anything. Given the culture of secrecy, it's probably some inconsequential middle manager whose wife plays bridge w/ the wife of the BusinessWeek reporter.
    3 Oct 2012, 10:27 PM Reply Like
  • essslsclsact
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    They could have cut a deal benefiting both companies, but 800 lb gorillas don't make too many deals. I hope they both succeed at what they do best.
    3 Oct 2012, 10:33 PM Reply Like
  • sduris
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    Bloomberg's insiders and my insiders are consistent. The info is accurate. Bloomberg isn't making anything up.
    4 Oct 2012, 01:12 AM Reply Like
  • TwistTie
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    My insiders have to have their paws wiped off before they come inside.


    Although the process is relatively benign, they resist it like the plague.


    It seems like an irrational response to me, but maybe I shouldn't be anthropomorphizing.
    4 Oct 2012, 11:29 AM Reply Like
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