So, how hard was it to produce the white iPhone 4? (No that’s not the setup for a joke). Phil Schiller and Steve Jobs dish on the elusive version of Apple’s iconic device. Elsewhere, T-Mobile puts its money where its smartphone is, and one Apple exec gets a heck of a payday. The remainders for Wednesday, April 27, 2011 are always a bridesmaid, never a bride.
Apple’s Jobs and Schiller On Why Making the White iPhone Was So Darn Tough (All Things Digital)
In an interview with All Things Digital’s Ina Fried, Messrs. Schiller and Jobs talked about the challenges of building a white iPhone 4. “It’s not as simple as making something white,” said Schiller. “There’s a lot more that goes into both the material science of it–how it holds up over time…but also in how it all works with the sensors.” These are also important factors to consider next time you decide to paint your house.
T-Mobile’s Seattle Speed Challenge (T-Mobile)
Tell me, Mr. Jobs…are you a betting man? Because T-Mobile says it’ll pay out one thousand dollars to anyone who can prove that their iPhone 4 outpaces T-Mobile’s Galaxy S 4G smartphone. Of course, the carrier is specifically referring to download speed and is only holding the competition in 10 retail stores in the Seattle area, where I’m sure they totally haven’t tested the respective AT&T and T-Mobile signals. Let’s go double-or-nothing, T-Mobile: will you give me $2,000 if I prove that your Galaxy S 4G is not faster than my iPhone 4 at being dropped on the floor?
An Apple VP’s $13.7 million payday (Fortune)
Bob Mansfield, Apple’s senior vice president of Mac and iPhone hardware engineering, has sold off a boatload of his Apple stock: almost 40,000 shares, at a price of more than $350 each. That’s a more than $13 million return (before taxes). It also means that Mansfield has cashed in 99% of his Apple stock, leaving him with just 501 shares (not including restricted stock units or options to buy further stock). I guess that explains why he always looks so happy in those manufacturing videos.