Microsoft COO Compared iPhone 4 Problems to Vista. Wrong! Remember the Xbox 360 Red Ring of Death?

TechCrunch had a great commentary about Microsoft COO Kevin Turner’s comment equating Apple’s iPhone 4 to Microsoft’s Windows Vista debacle.
Prediction: This Statement Is Going To Come Back To Bite Microsoft In The Ass
My problem with the comment isn’t Mr. Turner’s tone. I object to the comparison product. Let’s review the comparison. Windows Vista was so unwanted that chose to continue buying the already incredibly old Windows XP by the millions for Vista’s entire product tenure. In fact, Vista soured so many people that despite a very good Windows 7 release, customers still want to Windows XP. Microsoft announced earlier this week (July 12) that: To support our customers’ “unprecedented move” to migrate their PC environment to Windows 7, we have decided to extend downgrade rights to Windows XP Professional beyond the previously planned end date at Windows 7 SP1. That’s right. A Microsoft product releaesd in August 2001 is still available as a downgrade. Note that no one is asking for Windows Vista downgrade rights.
I don’t see people clamoring for the 1st generation iPhone (sometimes referrred to as iPhone 2G since it is an EDGE network device). A more appropriate comparison to Apple’s iPhone 4 problems is Microsoft Xbox 360. Mr. Turner should remember the massive 1 billion dollar recall in 2007 as a result of the infamous Xbox 360 Red Ring of Death problem. Despite the billion dollar recall, the Xbox continues to be a popular and successful product. I predict the iPhone 4 problem will cost Apple a lot of shiny pennies and then will move forward to remain a succesful device that spawns an iPhone 5 next summer.