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Eddy Cue perfect for resolving MobileMe problems

updated 03:55 pm EDT, Fri August 8, 2008

Eddy Cue for MobileMe

In light of Apple's tragic MobileMe launch, the company's own Eddy Cue - responsible for a great deal of Apple's back-end infrastructure for services like iTunes - steps up to manage the ailing suite. Cue, who is famous within Apple for being as hard on quality as CEO Steve Jobs, is expected to turn the service around, since he shares a common mindset with the perfectionist jobs, and is viewed by others as the perfect person for the job.

Chuq Von Rospach - yesterday revealed to be one working closely with Cue - likens Jobs' now well-known email to the CEO "wandering the hall [at Apple] with a flame thrower in hand, asking random people 'do you work on MobileMe?" While Jobs was ultimately responsible for green-lighting the MobileMe launch, it was done so at the advisory that it was ready for public use, a move that was clearly a mistake. Rospach claims that Jobs has pulled launches in the past, even a day before a Keynote.

Some in the industry submit that Apple just isn't ready for mass-access infrastructure, citing MobileMe as proof, but Rospach points out that iTunes is much larger than MobileMe, and it is performing quite well.

Rospach summarizes that Cue is what Apple needs to make MobileMe a success.

Walt Mossberg - a long-time Apple fan - recently panned MobileMe in its current form, urging users to wait until Apple has properly addressed any outstanding infrastructure problems.

[via AppleInsider]

by MacNN Staff





  1. hansmickle

    Joined: Dec 1969



    So what did Steve do if the person he costed with a flamethrower answered 'Yes'? Incinerate them on the spot?

  1. Guest

    Joined: Dec 1969


    Steve's s****-up...

    If Eddy Cue is responsible for "back-end infrastructures", why the h*** wasn't he responsible for MobleMe from the start? That's totally on Steve...

  1. 64stang06

    Joined: Dec 1969



    It wasn't until Mossberg publicly blasted MobileMe that Steve finally felt the need to address its shortcomings.

  1. davoud

    Joined: Dec 1969



    Talk about hyperbole! The war in Iraq is tragic. The deaths of African children from malaria is tragic. The events in Darfur are tragic. President Cheney's regime has been tragic for the United States

    A few hundred people getting their e-mail a bit late is a looooong way from "tragic."

    David Illig aka Davoud

  1. redwood

    Joined: Dec 1969


    Back to his roots

    Eddy Cue was in charge of building iTools/ in the first place. So, this is just returning the old chief back to straighten things out.

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