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Paul Otellini: Intel Lost the iPhone Battle, But It Could Win the Mobile War 117

Posted by Unknown Lamer
from the learning-from-mistakes dept.
kenekaplan writes "In an interview with The Atlantic before stepping down as CEO of Intel, Paul Otellini reflects on his decision not to make a chip for the then yet released iPhone. 'The lesson I took away from that was, while we like to speak with data around here, so many times in my career I've ended up making decisions with my gut, and I should have followed my gut,' he said. 'My gut told me to say yes.'"
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Paul Otellini: Intel Lost the iPhone Battle, But It Could Win the Mobile War

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  • by Picass0 (147474) on Thursday May 16, 2013 @03:23PM (#43744511) Homepage Journal

    "maximally disingenuous"

    Good phrase.

    Consider how much has changed since the iPhone 1 ~ six years ago.

    Apple has nearly done away with the click wheel. In fact most music devices are now touch screen based.
    Clamshell and candybar phones are increasingly a rarity, most people have a smart phone or feature phone.
    The iPad grew out of the iPhone and now has dozens of imitators.
    The "ebook" grew out of the tablet market pioneered by Apple.
    The laptop market has been overtaken by the tablet market.
    Tablet and Smart Phones have cut heavily into the handheld game market.
    MS decided to glue a touch tablet interface onto it's desktop OS Windows 8. OK, I threw that one in there for laughs.

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