the city of San Francisco threatening to forbid its departments to buy Apple products. Bob Mansfield, Apple’s senior vice president of hardware engineering, had the following statement to make:While not that big of a deal, considering that the company meets and exceeds the somewhat anachronistic EPEAT requirements, its withdrawal from the scheme certainly caused a backlash, with
Could this have happened under SJ? Maybe yes, maybe not, depending on what side of the bed he woke up to, but it is certainly a sign that times they are a-changin' over there in Cupertino under Tim Cook. Is it a move to prevent some sales from happening, considering you are already about a $100 billion ahead?
It might very well be, but the fact that the iPad Mini rumors have reached a crescendo, while just a year ago it would have been unthinkable to go against SJ's grain about smaller slates, has to be a sign of the more listening and adaptable Apple, not unwilling to get down and dirty with the times.