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This article was published on July 2, 2010


That Steve Jobs Email Transcript with the Furious iPhone Customer? FAKE.

That Steve Jobs Email Transcript with the Furious iPhone Customer? FAKE.
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Former CEO of The Next Web. A fan of startups, entrepreneurship, getting things done faster, penning the occasional blog post, taking photos Former CEO of The Next Web. A fan of startups, entrepreneurship, getting things done faster, penning the occasional blog post, taking photos, designing, listening to good music and making lurrrve.

Boy Genius Report “exclusively” reported a conversation between Steve Jobs and a furious iPhone customer earlier today. The transcript of the conversation was picked up by a number of sites including ourselves – ignorantly trusting BGR and its sources – and for that we apologise. Won’t happen again.

Philip Elmer-DeWitt at Fortune was able to hear back from Apple PR who confirmed the entire conversation was fabricated.

Elmer-DeWitt says,

[I] Asked Apple PR on the record whether Steve Jobs was the author of any or all of these statements, a top Apple spokesman emphatically denied it.

What’s worse, the same spokesman highlighted the fact that AppleInsider reports that the identical exchange was handed to them (for a price) and the blog, we can only assume, refused to pay.

The man involved is reportedly based in Virginia.

More to follow as and when we hear it.

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