8. Netgear CEO References Jobs Health During Apple/iPhone Bashing
Quote: "And I think as long as Steve Jobs lives, there's no way they're going to open it up. Once Steve Jobs goes away, which is probably not far away, then Apple will have to make a strategic decision on whether to open up the platform."
We all witnessed Steve Jobs deteriorate in front of our very eyes as the years progressed, having suffered from several cancer-related problems. Netgear CEO Patrick Lo showed little remorse when he singled out the Apple founder's poor condition, stating the company would suffer from keeping the iPhone a "closed system" once Jobs died, which he stressed was "not far away." Many interpreted Lo's comments as a sign of Jobs kicking the bucket soon, but he apologized for making any indication of his health: "I sincerely apologize that what I said was interpreted this way, and I wish Steve only the very best."