2009's Geek of the Year says he's never used the iPhone

2009's Geek of the Year says he's never used the iPhone
Just the other day, Palm CEO Jon Rubinstein was named the 2009 Geek of the Year by Fast Company. So it is pretty strange to hear him say that he has never used an iPhone. In a sit down interview with Kara Swisher at CES, the following exchange took place: Rubinstein: "We don’t pay that much attention to Apple….I know it sounds really strange"  Swisher: "Really? You don’t worry about the iPhone?"  Rubinstein: "No, I really don’t"

Swisher: "I don’t believe you"  Rubinstein: "I don’t have an iPhone. I’ve never even used one." Considering the fact that Rubinstein was the person most responsible for developing Apple's iPod, that is a statement that many would find very hard to believe. As for Palm not really paying attention to Apple, it would be very unusual for a company not to keep close tabs on what its main competitor is doing. Could you imagine Pepsi not wanting to know what Coke is up to? Rubinstein could be saying that nothing of interest to him has been produced by the gang at Cupertino since his departure. Most likely he is just trying to get Apple's (and Steve Jobs in particular) goat.


source: Mashable


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8 Comments

1. vzwman

Posts: 385; Member since: Oct 26, 2009

Same here f**k the iPhone

2. Hotzb22

Posts: 109; Member since: Mar 30, 2009

lol +1

3. HatedaIphone

Posts: 42; Member since: Jun 08, 2009

Totally Agree .

7. vzw fanman

Posts: 1977; Member since: Dec 11, 2008

+1 bro!

4. bagsofcole

Posts: 30; Member since: May 19, 2009

He is full of sh!t and so are you 3 bozos. the iPhone is still king of the heap.

8. BigRed83

Posts: 144; Member since: May 19, 2008

Yes, it is the king of the heap. The dung heap.

5. JeffdaBeat unregistered

Wait a tick...Palm doesn't pay attention to Apple...wasn't Palm going back and forth with Apple for iTunes? They even took it to the USB governing body to try and get it on their side. I don't believe him at all.

6. ToddD00

Posts: 38; Member since: Mar 30, 2009

He's just afraid. Cause he knows like 90% of my friends that have used mine end up switching to AT&T and getting one as well.. I've owned the Pre and I'll say its still way off from being close to the iPhone in usability and all around greatness.

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