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Old Nov 5, 2012, 01:04 PM   #1
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Jony Ive is Now Playing the Steve Jobs Role




Jony Ive is now the spiritual successor for Steve Jobs at Apple, according to technology journalist Micah Singleton. Tim Cook is playing the role he always played. Cook is a details guy and handles the supply chain like no one else. But, Jobs was always the product guy, and his fingerprints were on everything Apple did.

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When Steve Jobs was CEO of Apple, its senior leadership was a two-headed monster. Steve put his touch on every product Apple released, while then COO Tim Cook made sure operations ran smoothly, and products were properly distributed. Using this model, Apple had unprecedented creative and financial success. With the recent moves made by now CEO Tim Cook, this model has returned, albeit slightly altered, with Cook leading, and Sir Jony Ive playing the role of Jobs, taking over creative control of the world's largest company.
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Old Nov 5, 2012, 01:06 PM   #2
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if only we can get Jony to do the keynotes.
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Old Nov 6, 2012, 08:41 AM   #3
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if only we can get Jony to do the keynotes.
And be bored to death?
Jon is a genius, a legend. But he is not good at talking to crowds. Look at the event Apple had for Jobs death. Jon spoke. And he was so boring, looked like he just got out of bed etc etc. The only reason I'm glad he spoke there is I know he really spoke some nice words about Jobs.

Jon would not want to put a shirt with buttons or a tie or even smile (he's the only senior VP photo that is not smiling. And the only one with a t-shirt on. I say leave Jon to do what he does best. And pay him millions to make sure he keeps doing it. And leave the keynotes to people with more passion on stage like Schiller. And as much as Forstall was an ******* he was interesting on stage.

I don't believe for a second that Jon is playing the steve role. Sure jobs touch was on every product. But that was just a touch. The heart, soul, backbone and brains of every piece of Apple hardware has Jon all over it. So much so there was a museum exhibition a while back in Germany showcasing everything Jon.
http://appleinsider.com/articles/11/...man_exhibition

I think without the jobs touch/approval every product needed to have to get made, I think that final say will now rest in a number of people's hands. And Jon will have the hardware design side.
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Old Nov 6, 2012, 06:26 PM   #4
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And be bored to death?
Jon is a genius, a legend. But he is not good at talking to crowds
now we're just talking opinions.
I enjoy Ive's talks more than Steve's. Like this:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7JLjldgjuKI&
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Old Nov 6, 2012, 08:42 AM   #5
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if only we can get Jony to do the keynotes.
That would be just incredible.
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Old Nov 6, 2012, 11:27 PM   #6
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if only we can get Jony to do the keynotes.
If only we could get him to make cooler designs...ones that did not overheat so much.

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I suspect this is why Tim was left in charge. To determine who that replacement should be, in an unbiased manner.
Tim is the business manager that Steve never was.
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Old Nov 7, 2012, 12:29 AM   #7
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All this hype, he is no jobs replacement, there never will be. Everyone is riding him so hard there will be no one to correct him because they are afraid of him. Do you remember all the ugly ass iphone prototypes he put out that jobs shut down? Anyways I hope he does well.
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Do you remember all the ugly ass iphone prototypes he put out that jobs shut down? Anyways I hope he does well.
no, but I'm sure you'll remind us. Do you have photos and something to back up the claim Jobs shot them down?
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Ohh hell yes!!!!
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Simply put.... great move!
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Go hard, Jony.
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Go hard, Jony.
what?

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That's some hilarious ****. Wonder what keynote that was. Maybe it was a sneak preview of Total Recall.

Btw, I think it's safe to say Cook is a genius with this move. He def belongs where he is.
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Old Nov 5, 2012, 07:34 PM   #13
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Cook, Ive and Schiller are now the dream team!!! Great move Cook! Can't wait to see what comes from apple in the next 10 years!
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Can't wait to see what comes from apple in the next 10 years!
An entire decade ?

I'm more concerned with the next Ten _Months_
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That's some hilarious shi_t. Wonder what keynote that was. Maybe it was a sneak preview of Total Recall.

Btw, I think it's safe to say Cook is a genius with this move. He def belongs where he is.
That was the recent iPad Mini keynote. Right after Tim Cook says bye and everyone is leaving.
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Makes a lot more sense. Jony has the vision that Cook lacks.
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i wish it will unleash his creativity

because we've seen a lot of compromises lately...

the ipod's are not really what we expected...
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Old Nov 5, 2012, 01:10 PM   #19
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I think we will quickly know if this is a good or a bad thing. Apple needs to get back to focusing on pros and productivity, and solid tools for these types. Sure, iOS can still get plenty of attention, but one does not have to be ignored at the expense of the other.
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Maybe Tim just tried to touch Jony and he wasn't too happy about it?
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I kind of like the mic. The others not so much.
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