I need to look for interviews and articles where any sales-company's CEO stood up in front of his sales-force and their biggest-money user group and proclaimed that the 3-month-old recently-released product "sucked big time".
I think I might have a hard time locating those articles.
Instead, I think it'd be safer to propose that every CEO would say the exact opposite - "demand is high!"
The better question which wasn't answered publicly by Michael The D was "High compared to what?"
"Due to changes in shipping volumes, that's a difficult number to determine," was his quote here in the Austin paper. "We are confident in the future of PCs." (He kept repeating that. And when a bell would chime, he'd repeat it out of the blue. Frau Blucher!)
His announcements of smart-phone and tablet considerations were made at another time, and no one asked him to join those two conversions together, although I'm sure he'd love to get answers from the marketplace himself.
And to think, he was assembling clone Compaqs and ASTs in his dorm room in college, selling them out his door. Holy Princeton Graphics cards, Batman!