Steve Jobs ''Relax'' Email Story Is Real

Posted: Jul 4 2010, 11:52am CDT | by , Updated: Aug 12 2010, 12:12am CDT, in News | Technology News

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On Friday I wrote that the infamous conversation between Steve Jobs and a former-fanboy over the iPhone 4 reception issue had been faked. In the emails, Jobs came across as somewhat callous, infuriatingly unconcerned with what many customers consider to be a serious issue.

After the emails caused a stir in the tech community, Apple PR contacted Fortune to let them know that the emails were faked and had not come from Jobs. Now Boy Genius has responded. They claim that the conversation was not faked, and they back it up with some extremely convincing evidence.

I see two possibilities here.

1. Apple was sort of telling the truth. The emails were not written by Steve Jobs but by one of Apple's PR people. If that is the case, Jobs is likely to lose a bit of respect in the eyes of his public.

2. Apple is lying through its teeth to make an unpleasant situation go away.

Either way, this could end up being dangerous for Apple. In hard times, the company has always had its dedicated core of adoring fans. If Apple keeps alienating these people, they may end up losing a big part of what has always defined them.

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