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Microsoft’s COO calls iPhone 4 flaw Apple’s “Vista moment”

Apple stock plummeted like Microsoft’s after Vista launch


 

“It looks like the iPhone 4 might be [Apple’s] Vista, and I’m okay with that,” Kevin Turner, Microsoft’s chief operating officer told an audience in Washington, D.C. yesterday. Apple stock started falling after buyers of the much-anticipated new smartphone discovered that touching the external antenna causes dropped calls. The highly influential Consumer Reports magazine decided it would not recommend the iPhone 4 on Monday. Apple stock has declined 8 per cent since the June 24 launch. Microsoft faced similar financial damage after its much-anticipated Vista operating system received bad reviews when launched in January 2007. Microsoft stock fell about 10 per cent in one month.

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Microsoft’s COO calls iPhone 4 flaw Apple’s “Vista moment”

  1. I'm not sure the decline in Apple's price can be attributed entirely to the iPhone problems. The overall stock market has also been declining.

  2. Whoever wrote this needs to get their facts straight: Consumer Reports decided NOT to recommend the Iphone 4 on Monday. The writer of this states just the opposite.

  3. Now, wait a minute. I thought, at the time, Microsoft was busy telling us all how great Vista was, and we were just too dumb to realize it. Now they admit it was a lemon? Any reason we should ever trust them again?