Motorola claims Apple delayed iTunes phone

By | March 16, 2005

Motorola executives said that the company failed to show its upcoming iTunes phone at the CeBIT technology fair in Germany because of a dispute with Apple about announcing products months before they are ready for purchase.

“The first thing you´re seeing here is a merger of two different industries with different ideas of launching products,” president of Motorola´s phone division Ron Garriques told reporters. “Steve´s perspective is that you launch a product on Sunday and sell it on Monday.”

According to Garriques, Motorola is on schedule to deliver two iTunes phones this year; one coming on the market in the first half of the year and another in the second half.

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