Apple wary of banana skins

5th March, 2011

Steve Jobs, Apple’s chief executive, is a bit like the Manchester United manager, Alex Ferguson. Not a bully, a liar or a thug – simply prone to lashing out when he’s rattled by something or someone.

So it was last Wednesday night at San Francisco’s Yerba Buena Center for the Arts at the launch of the marginally improved iPad 2.

Jobs reserved part of his presentation for an attack on...

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