Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 15th Oct 2010 20:54 UTC
Apple Is it an indication of Steve Jobs' (in)famous strive for perfection, or just stupid bone-headedness? The white variant of the iPhone 4 was first delayed for a few weeks, but those few weeks became 'end of the year'. Now we know why: the manufacturers Apple employs are apparently having issues matching the shades of white of the various components. This anecdote ties in nicely with a very interesting interview with John Sculley about Steve Jobs' ways of doing business.
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by coreyography on Fri 15th Oct 2010 22:23 UTC
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I wonder how can he hold up shipment of the iPhone because of color mismatches, yet not only ship but *design* them with antennas that are in electrical contact with the user's body...

I won't deny he's doing something right, and his company is a refreshing break from the cheap commodity mentality that is consumer electronics (and at least somewhat justifies the price premium), but I guess his meticulous, visionary attention to detail only comes into play in areas he has expertise in.

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