Brits bashing iPhone and it hasn’t even shipped yet

Or I guess really they’re blasting us, not iPhone itself. They’re pissed about our policy toward hackers and unlockers. See here. Money quote: “It seems grotesque that such a beautiful breakthrough product has inspired such resentment, even deliberate destruction.”

My response, which is completely off-the-cuff and unscripted: Despite attempts by the media to slow our momentum and mislead the public, Apple remains confident that consumers in Europe will be as excited by iPhone’s revolutionary capabilities as consumers in the United States have been.