When Apple announced it would be delaying
the international launch of the iPad,
we expected there to be complaints
from resentful Europeans. We just didn't know Steve Jobs would be
responding to them personally
. The Apple CEO appears to have
replied to Paul Shadwell, a Swiss man miffed at having to wait for an
iPad. Jobs doesn't take any guff. Here's what
Shadwell initially wrote
On behalf of the
international community of Apple consumers I would like to protest at
the way Apple is apparently leaving us out in the cold with the Apple
iPad product...Twice to my knowledge you have falsely stated
international availability of the iPad and while I do not believe this
is any fault of your own, I can imagine that you are not happy being
shown as deliberately pulling the wool over the rest of the worlds eyes.
"deliberately pulling the
wool over the rest of the worlds eyes"Are you nuts? We are doing the
best we can. We need enough units to have a responsible and great
seems to be completely satisfied with Jobs's answer:
concise and a perfectly adequate answer.
And that's that. Want to
read more e-mail correspondences from Steve Jobs? Enjoy these
(hat tip: Jay Yarow
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