6 posts tagged future
Here is a very interesting article from MacObserver’s Ted Landau on year one at Apple after Steve Jobs.
On Steve’s clout.
Yes Steve Jobs had a powerful clout but it is also a known fact that people like Eddy Cue was a deal maker behind many deals Apple signed over the years. Sometimes Steve Jobs was not easy to deal with and other had to come up to rescue a deal.
On What Steve would do
Steve Jobs expressly said many times not to ask yourself what He would do but just follow your inner voices. If for the next few years Steve jobs laid out a blueprint for Apple, this is the time where this question should not be asked. This is when the blueprint no longer apply to reality that people would start to ask themselves: oh my god, what can I do now? What Steve jobs would do in this situation.
On the Apple event about education
I tend to agree with Mr. Landau: Apple did a great job at this event. What was deemed as a low profile event in New York turned out to be nearly a game changer event for certain aspects of education. We’ll see how things plays out in the future. By the way, Tim Cook didn’t take the stage at this event. What is this telling us about Apple without Steve Jobs?
On Apple openness
Apple do make mistakes. Some may be attributed to Apple attitude that come times look more dogmatic than anything else. Without Steve Jobs I think Apple will change a bit for better and be more kind and open when designing its products. Only small changes could make a big different. If Apple ever come out with an iTV, it will be interesting to see how does the product stand on open standards like video formats support for example.