“When Steve Jobs wanted something, he more often than not got his way,” Trevor Mogg reports for Digital Trends. “Without his drive and famously abrasive personality, it’s likely Apple would never have been transformed into the global phenomenon it is today.”

“With his health failing, Jobs stepped down from the top job at Apple in 2011, making way for Tim Cook,” Mogg reports. “Since then – you may not be entirely surprised to learn – the company has been easier to deal with, according to the boss of one of the world’s largest telecom companies.”

Mogg reports, “France Telecom-Orange CEO Stephane Richard, who was speaking to the press at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona on Monday, said that in the last couple of years the Cupertino company had clearly changed and become more accommodating in its dealings with partner carriers. ‘Apple has [become] more flexible, paying more attention to everyone else, probably a little less arrogant than they used to be,’ he told reporters.”

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