Apple CEO Steve Jobs has just appeared on CNBC with Jim Goldman and touted the new incredibly thin MacBook Air — “A product we lusted after,” said Jobs.
Jobs also reported that rumors of on-again, off-again negotiations with China Mobile are simply untrue; just a single China Mobile rep. has flown out to Cupertino just once. There are no ongoing negotiations, just a first meeting. Jobs wants iPhone in China, but details will come later.
Jobs also remarked on the iPhone’s “off-the-charts” customer satisfaction and said that any product that is so beloved is likely to be very successful. Jobs said he is very happy with 4 million iPhone sales to date and with achieving nearly 20% U.S. smartphone market in their first quarter of sales (as per Gartner).
Jobs also said that he is unconcerned with day-to-day Apple share price fluctuations and he’s running the company for long-term success and expects Wall Street to reward the company accordingly as the company performs.
The interview will be able to be seen via CNBC shortly here.