Sunday, July 4, 2010

Steve Jobs and Burford email exchange creates another controversy

It looks like Apple’s iPhone 4 problem is getting serious day by day. Already many unhappy iPhone 4 customers filed lawsuit against Apple and now an email exchange between Steve Jobs and an Apple fan added fuel to the ongoing iPhone 4 antenna controversy.

On July 1, 2010, Boy Genius Report published the email exchange between an Apple fan named “Tom” and Steve Jobs. In reply to his email, Jobs said, “No, you are getting all worked up over a few days of rumors. Calm down.”

Tom replied, “I am really insulted… “Calm down”…. “rumors”… What arrogance. This is will be marked as the begging of the end of Apple. Seriously, DO THE RIGHT THING. I just had dinner with 3 people who had iPhone 4s we all cant make calls without dropping. There is no rumors it is reality.”

Though many new reports came out saying that the email exchange was fake, BGR editor later published a follow up entry where he talked about how BGR got its hands on the exchange from a person named Jason Burford.

Initially BGR made a mistake reporting that the following message, “Retire, relax, enjoy your family. It is just a phone. Not worth it” had been written by Steve Jobs.

It was actually written by Jason. BGR however, corrected the mistake.

eWeek reported that the email exchange is fake. It also mentioned that Apple Insider blog, on July 1, 2010, reported that a person named Jason Burford of Burford Advertising had and email exchange with Steve Jobs. The blog even posted his picture.

Jobs always reply in one line messages to the customers.

Fake or real, what this exchange reveals is the growing anger and frustration among iPhone fans. If this continues then Apple would be in serious trouble.

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