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Apple Now 'More Flexible', 'Less Arrogant' Reports France Telecom CEO

Speaking at an event with reporters, France Telecom-Orange CEO Stephane Richard said that Apple was "more flexible", "paying more attention to everyone else" and "a little less arrogant" than they had been in the past, reports AllThingsD.

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“Apple has (become) more flexible, paying more attention to everyone else, probably a little less arrogant than they used to be,” France Telecom-Orange CEO Stephane Richard said during a dinner with reporters in Barcelona on Monday. Characterizing today’s Apple with the same company under Steve Jobs, Richard said, “I think they are probably a little more under pressure, and it is quite nice.”
Richard went on to talk about the some other issues affecting the telecom industry, including the "very difficult" time Windows Phone will have competing with entrenched operating systems like iOS and Android, particularly because the platform doesn't yet have a "'wow' effect".

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21 months ago
"Less Arrogant"? Now Steve would never let that happen.

This joke never gets old.
Rating: 23 Votes
21 months ago
I love French whine and cheese.
Rating: 21 Votes
21 months ago
I guess we can deduce that he was a member of Jobs' Bozo list.
Rating: 20 Votes
21 months ago
So many CEOs are happy that they now have to meet with Tim instead of Steve. Steve probably made them feel like fools no matter what their status. Of course it was that arrogance that turned Apple around.


The French have won more wars than most countries have including the USA.


But go on make fun of the French.


Is anyone supposed to be impressed that a country like France which is much more mature than a country like the U.S. has won more wars? Especially when they existed in an era where war was quite common?
Rating: 18 Votes
21 months ago
Maybe it will rub off on France.
Rating: 14 Votes
21 months ago
more flexible and less arrogant? just how I like my girlfriend.
Rating: 13 Votes
21 months ago
Less arrogant?

I see no sign of this change in iOS or OS X.
Rating: 10 Votes
21 months ago
And he knows something about becoming a little less arrogant, seeing all his customers flee to Free mobile. Orange is as despicable and evil as AT&T, I hope they choke on a ham sandwich and die.
Rating: 9 Votes
21 months ago

I love French whine and cheese.


How true. I didn't actually know Orange were a French company. I thought the only colour France did was white. ;)
Rating: 7 Votes
21 months ago

I guess we can deduce that he was a member of Jobs' Bozo list.


I don't know about Steve Jobs, but he's on mine.
Rating: 7 Votes

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