Ouch! Comparing Apple’s iPhone 4 to his own Windows Vista mess, Microsoft CTO Kevin Turner today ‘went there’. Yes, taking a swing at his own failure, Turner tried to say that Apple’s best selling iPhone ever is going to tank in the market. Let’s see.
“It looks like the iPhone 4 might be their Vista, and I’m okay with that,” said Kevin Turner, Microsoft’s chief operating officer, in a keynote speech at Microsoft’s Worldwide Partner Conference (WPC)… Earlier in his talk, Turner poked fun at the reception problems that have dogged Apple’s iPhone 4 since its June 24 launch. “One of the things I want to make sure you know today is that you’re going to be able to use a Windows Phone 7 and not have to worry about how you’re holding it to make a phone call,” Turner said, referring to the Microsoft mobile operating system set to debut on smartphones this fall.
Microsoft execs have been pretty spot on in their evaluations of iPhone so far. In fact, let’s have another listen to Steve Ballmer prognosticate on the iPhone at its debut: