Steve Jobs Fires Latest Salvo In Apple-Moto War Of Words
from the no-lovefest-here dept
The “we’re a happy family” act between Apple and Motorola lasted for about 15 minutes after the launch of the iTunes phone, until Apple completely stole the thunder by unveiling the iPod nano. The verdict? Boo for the ROKR, which hasn’t sold well, and yay for the nano, which has. This, of course lead to Moto’s CEO saying “screw the nano,” while an Apple exec later trashed the ROKR. Now, Steve Jobs — who labeled working on the ROKR as a learning experience for Apple — has made the latest statement, or non-statement, really. He said in an interview that Apple isn’t done with mobile phones, adding “Cingular has been great to work with” — leaving out any mention of its actual handset partner. It really sounds like the Apple-Motorola partnership is finished, with the question now being if Apple will work with another manufacturer or finally bring out the long-rumored “iPhone” on its own.