Steve Jobs Offers Great Advice to Apple's Fans and Haters

More

[Update: Boy Genius Report now says the complaining Apple customer wrote this line, not Steve Jobs. Apple has called the entire e-mail exchange a hoax.]

An Apple customer furious over his iPhone 4's reception problems recently found himself involved in an e-mail exchange with Apple CEO Steve Jobs, which he forward on to The Boy Genius Report. Jobs' one-line responses succeeded only at infuriating the customer, who said he was "insulted" and called Jobs a "jackass." At the end of the exchange, Jobs offered this advice:

Retire, relax, enjoy your family. It is just a phone. Not worth it.

Easy for him to say. Jobs' net worth is valued at $5.5 billion, thanks in no small part to what is, after all, "just a phone."

Read the full story at The Boy Genius Report.

Jump to comments
Presented by

Niraj Chokshi is a former staff editor at TheAtlantic.com, where he wrote about technology. He is currently freelancing and can be reached through his personal website, NirajC.com. More

Niraj previously reported on the business of the nation's largest law firms for The Recorder, a San Francisco legal newspaper. He has also been published in The Hartford Courant, The Seattle Times and The Age, in Melbourne, Australia. He's also a longtime programmer and sometimes website designer.
Get Today's Top Stories in Your Inbox (preview)

Sad Desk Lunch: Is This How You Want to Die?

How to avoid working through lunch, and diseases related to social isolation.


Elsewhere on the web

Join the Discussion

After you comment, click Post. If you’re not already logged in you will be asked to log in or register. blog comments powered by Disqus

Video

Where Time Comes From

The clocks that coordinate your cellphone, GPS, and more

Video

Computer Vision Syndrome and You

Save your eyes. Take breaks.

Video

What Happens in 60 Seconds

Quantifying human activity around the world

Writers

Up
Down

More in Technology

Just In