“The boss of Motorola has slammed iPhone prices as ‘outrageous’ after its build-your-own phone service came under a scathing attack by Apple’s design guru, Jony Ive,” Arjun Kharpal reports for CNBC.
“Lenovo-owned Motorola offers a service called ‘Moto Maker’ which lets users personally customize a Moto X smartphone. In an interview with the New Yorker, Ive appeared to criticize Motorola’s offering as reducing the role of the designer,” Kharpal reports. “‘Their value proposition was ‘Make it whatever you want. You can choose whatever color you want.’ And I believe that’s abdicating your responsibility as a designer,’ Ive said, but asked the news website not to name the company he was talking about.”
“But Rick Osterloh, president of Motorola, has now hit back,” Kharpal reports. “‘Our belief is that the end-user should be directly involved in the process of designing products,’ Osterloh told the BBC on Wednesday. ‘We’re making the entire product line accessible. And frankly, we’re taking a directly opposite approach to them (Apple).'”
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MacDailyNews Take: And frankly, iPhone roadkill, that’s the reason why you’re owned by a Chinese computer maker and are no longer an independent U.S. company.
Apple’s iPhone prices are so “outrageous” that they sold 74.5 million of them last quarter. We’d contrast that with how many skin-your-own Motorola-branded pieces of shit Lenovo shipped last quarter, but apparently there weren’t enough for anybody to bother counting. Enjoy your time in the “other” category while it lasts, Ricky. Schedule some time with your shrink to address your iPhone ASP envy, while you’re at it.
Now go do whatever your Lenovo overloads tell you to do, Mr. President of Pretty Much Nothing.
[Thanks to MacDailyNews Reader “Jay” for the heads up.]