France Telecom CEO On Apple Being ‘Under Pressure’ Compared To Jobs Era: “It Is Quite Nice”

France Telecom CEO On Apple Being ‘Under Pressure’ Compared To Jobs Era: “It Is Quite Nice”


The CEO of Orange France recently made a few comments regarding his perception of Apple, currently, compared to the company’s operations and leadership under the (now late) Steve Jobs.

Citing the firm appears to be overall ‘less arrogant’ in its approach, compared to the approach and attitude the company reportedly took when under the reign of Jobs, Stephane Richard noted during his talk with reporters in Barcelona earlier this week, that Apple now appears to be ‘under pressure’ … a situation the CEO reportedly referred to as being “quite nice.”

“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 his brief talks with the world’s reporters on Monday. “I think they are probably a little more under pressure, and it is quite nice,” he added.

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Richard reportedly also went on to note that his belief is that Microsoft’s Windows Phone platform will struggle to compete with the likes of iOS and Android in the coming months, simply due to the OS not (yet) having the same “Wow” factor as the aforementioned.

/ AllThingsD, MacRumors (h/t)