McGraw-Hill punished by Apple for leaking iPad info on CNBC
We know that Steve Jobs is a stickler for keeping things quiet until the official announcement and Apple's CEO wasn't going to let such an obvious (and widely disseminated) gaffe go unpunished. So he sent McGraw-Hill into the penalty box by removing the company's name from a slide showing the names of publishers whose books will be made available for the iPad. It was a spanking the Steve Jobs way and what could make for a worse punishment than telling the large number of people who tuned into the iPad announcement that your venerable publishing house doesn't exist-at least not to Steve Jobs.
source: Venturebeat, Gizmodo
1. rjt185 (Posts: 257; Member since: 11 Jun 2009)
I'm surprised that's all for now. The PR officer for McGraw must be like "no more off-script for you." haha
2. JeffdaBeat (unregistered)
I mean, I see where Apple is coming from. Even if everyone knows what it is, Apple still should have the right to announce it themselves. This guy snubbed them. Then again, everyone KNEW what it was...so was he really doing any damage.
3. corporateJP (Posts: 2324; Member since: 28 Nov 2009)
Where's the punishment to Apple for letting this thing operate on AT&T's network?
4. rwolf1984 (Posts: 522; Member since: 06 Jun 2009)
There is no punishment for at&t. Verizon got the punishment for trash talking the phone they "need" so bad!!! Do you think Apple wants all of VZW's Get it Now all over its beautiful device no. VZW and Apple will never work together. Apple wants you you buy songs, books, movies, periodicals, newspapers and other content from them, not from VERIZON VCAST...Do you think Verizon would agree to a $30 No-Contract plan for this device? Hell, No. No carrier gets perfect coverage everywhere...I think Jobs and Apple leveraged its relationship with at&t to make this possible...Free Wi-fi from at&t, wow...at&t has the most wifi hot spot than any carrier in the USA...Apple customers will benefit from this relationship between at&t and Apple!!
6. iHateCrapple (Posts: 734; Member since: 12 Feb 2010)
VZW doesn't hinder smartphones anymore and they havent in a long time.
5. theGodpapa (Posts: 181; Member since: 15 Dec 2009)
who cares, this is junk and the ipad is for victims.