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A former Chief Apple executive, whose responsibilities include “maintaining the [Apple] Macintosh cult” during the 80s and 90s, has slammed Apple’s iPhone 5 and claims it is proof the company has become arrogant and socially irresponsible.


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Guy Kawasaki joined the Android bandwagon
“This connector thing, I think it’s pure arrogance,” began Apple’s former Chief Evanglist, Guy Kawasaki, as he addressed 30 winners of a Vodafone competition yesterday.

“They say ‘we want to save space and go from 30 pins to whatever number of pins it has now’. Well, if the goal was really to save space why didn’t you just go to a micro USB like everybody else in the world, and we could all get a cable at 7-11 for $5.

“But no, you had to have a proprietary one. It fries my brain, I don’t understand it. It’s just arrogance and I’m disappointed very much in that.”

Speaking to the Daily Telegraph, Kawasaki criticised the cables for not only being an unfair cost to consumers, but for being socially irresponsible.

“I’m sure there is some engineering justification for it, but if you look at the total cost to the world, I don’t know how you can do this.

 

“There are millions of cables out there, and millions of docks out there, and every owner needs one for his briefcase, one for his home, one for his car, one for an office, so four cables really.”

The new connector pin is unlikely to fluster Kawasaki, however, as he uses a Samsung Galaxy S3.

“I got rid of my iPhone about a year ago – I prefer Android.”

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