Roughly 10 percent of Microsoft employees packing Apple's pride & joy

Roughly 10 percent of Microsoft employees packing Apple's pride & joy
Steve Ballmer's privy eyes can't weed out all those employees he has underneath him from going rogue and using the competition's handset – he has no problems in stomping out an iPhone from underneath an employee; literally. Even with that public showing, it still looks like it's not enough to get some Microsoft employees to kick their old habits of using the Apple iPhone. Estimates overheard from senior Microsoft executives painted a picture of approximately 10,000 iPhone users were accessing Microsoft's employee email system last year – which equates to about 10 percent of its global staff. Even with the temptation of offering reimbursement expenses for those whose handset of choice is Windows Phone-based, it seems that Apple's pride and joy is still tempting enough to really dance on the fine line that Microsoft draws by openly discouraging the use of it. Although there might be very few who would openly use their iPhone in the plain sight of Microsoft's grounds, others have been able to conceal their handset's identity by hiding them in generic cases to look like other smartphones.

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12 Comments

1. phonedemocracy

Posts: 98; Member since: Sep 30, 2009

Aren't those iphone users just stuck with ATT with their families? I can understand that 10% of Microsoft employees might prefer ATT in their area. And they wouldn't really have a choice, it would be Iphone or maybe tilt 2 or a RIM handset.

2. me.

Posts: 28; Member since: Oct 10, 2009

They are stuck with a cool, solid piece of equipment .

9. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

they are stuck being idiots.. LOL.. I dunno.. if the choice was windows 6.1 or apple.. i might cross over to the stupid side.. LOL Of course, my android beats both, so its all good. If i was MS, id start firing people for breaking policy.. see how fast those iphones stop being used.. LOL

10. theman414

Posts: 132; Member since: Jun 08, 2009

Agree! It's not Apple's fault they have the best phone on the market. I bet all the people who work for Kia wish they had a Lexus instead of a Kia. Lol

11. Kiltlifter

Posts: 742; Member since: Dec 11, 2008

Yeah, they are stuck with AT&T and paying full price for their service without a disocunt. In order to get their MS discount from AT&T they have to have a windows phone, or so I have heard. But this would be like working at Samsung and having an LG phone, it is definitely a conflict of interest and in general is not a good thing for business... How many apple employees have blackberries, palm, and windows phones? That would be unacceptable as well.

3. tuminatr

Posts: 1164; Member since: Feb 23, 2009

think about this more than 10% of apples employees own a Windows computer!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

4. JVII

Posts: 17; Member since: Jul 27, 2009

Haha, touche.

5. matt1q2aw3 unregistered

Jobs is served!

6. E.N.

Posts: 2610; Member since: Jan 25, 2009

Not really a touché moment. Probably like 75% of them have windows computers is my guess. But that's to be expected. Windows are standard.

8. lennydude

Posts: 23; Member since: Jun 06, 2009

75% ????? Ahhhhhhhh more like 95% i would think. They own iPhones because it is indeed one of the best smart phones out there..........period. And i am NOT a iPhone fan boi.............

7. FreeZW

Posts: 7; Member since: Jun 21, 2009

Well you have to remember, Microsoft owns 30% of Apple from the bailout in the 90's. Microsoft employees get discounts from Apple products so its not exactly sleeping with the enemy...more like flirting with your girlfriends friends

12. tuminatr

Posts: 1164; Member since: Feb 23, 2009

now that is funny

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