Apple's Eddy Cue Blasts Steve Jobs Doc as "Inaccurate and Mean-Spirited"

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'Steve Jobs: The Man in the Machine'

The typically tight-lipped senior vp Internet software and services is sounding off on the Alex Gibney-directed documentary, "Steve Jobs: The Man in the Machine."

The typically tight-lipped Eddy Cue, senior vp Internet software and services at Apple, is sounding off on the new documentary, Steve Jobs: The Man in the Machine. 

"Very disappointed," Cue tweeted on the morning of March 16, adding that Man in the Machine is "an inaccurate and mean-spirited view of my friend. It's not a reflection of the Steve I knew." 

The Alex Gibney-directed CNN Films/Jigsaw production premiered at the South by Southwest film festival March 14 and paints a seemingly telling portrait of the ultra-entrepreneur, not all of it positive. In the doc, Jobs is described as greedy — Gibney claims that Jobs backdated stock options and hid profits from the government as well as denied his daughter's paternity, agreeing to pay $500 monthly child support only after Apple's IPO made him one of the world's richest men to the tune of $200 million — vindictive and a bully who was prone to temper tantrums.

Apple did not cooperate with the film, as The Hollywood Reporter's John DeFore notes in his review, so the film does not feature interviews with company's lead designer Jonathan Ive or current CEO Tim Cook. Former employees, like engineer Bob Belleville and iPhone team member Andy Grignon, who recounts the "half-hour mindf—" he received when he said he was leaving the company, drive much of the narrative.