Latest Apple TV release wouldn't please Jobs, ex-employee says

The Internet was abuzz this weekend as a former Apple (Nasdaq: AAPL) engineer took to Twitter to criticize his former employer's most recent effort to revise its Apple TV alternative set-top box.

CNET reported that Michael Margolis, who is listed on his LinkedIn profile as a former Apple employee who worked on the long-maligned Apple TV effort, said on Twitter Friday night that the late Steve Jobs would not have liked the most recent revision of the product because they appeared based on ideas that Apple "tossed out 5 years ago because [Steve Jobs] didn't like them."

Margolis was also generally critical of what he perceived as a current lack of leadership governing design decisions at Apple. By Sunday, Margolis' comments had been widely reported by publications all over the world.

The criticism is just the latest in a series of knocks against Apple TV that extend into a past when the product was nothing but a rumor. Apple didn't help matters when an Apple official once famously called TV a "hobby" for Apple. The product has been an easy target ever since, though there have been incremental improvements along the way. As always, we probably should be careful how seriously we take criticisms of companies by their former employees.

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