Tele-boss: Apple Has Become More Flexible and Less Arrogant

More flexibility and less arrogance has made it easier to work together with the Apple under Tim Cook, says French telecommunications Director.

In the summer of 2011 put Tim Cook out in the Director’s Chair as a replacement for Steve Jobs at Apple.

This change has made it easier for telephone companies to work with the iPhone-producer, says Stephane Richard, who is Chief Executive of France Telecom-Orange.

-“Apple has become more flexible, more aware of everyone else, probably a bit less arrogant than they used to be,” said Stephane Richard, according to our site during a dinner with reporters in Barcelona.

-“I think that they probably are a little more under pressure, and it is quite nice.”

Stephane Richard also touched on the smartphone war between iOS, Android and Windows Phone. He believes that it will be “very difficult” for Microsoft to compete with Apple and Google on this front.

-“In my opinion, Nokia-the family good, but there is no ‘ wow’-effect,” said telecommunications Director, referring to the Windows-based Lumia-series from Nokia.

-“When you have a market with very stable players like Apple and Samsung, so it is necessary to have a ‘ wow’-effect.”