What will happen when Jobs retires?

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  1. skubish macrumors 68030

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    Have you ever thought about that? Realistically he probably has less than 10 years. But what will happen to Apple? What direction will they take? Is Jobs grooming someone to fill his position?

    Its interesting to think that Jobs and Gates have defined the computer industry and both will probably retire in 10-15 years.
     
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    Never fear. He has a plan.
     
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    Better grip and braking?
     
  5. Doga macrumors regular

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    No cloning, no apprentice. And no retirement. Thanks to Apple's top-secret iForever software suite, he'll be around for a long, long time -- except he'll be in a different format than he is now. ;)
     
  6. PlaceofDis macrumors Core

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    jobs will probably remain active with the company as long as he possibly can, its not a Job for him, its his life and passion.....
     
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    That solution works fine for me :D ;)
     
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    :D

    Which would make him a retired.

    I think Apple will be fine when he retires. Sure, he runs the company now and makes all the major decisions and seems to have a knack for picking the right directions, but he's been doing it long enough now for people to be able to mimic his style and maintain the same standards we've come to expect from an Apple leader.
     
  10. NEENAHBOY macrumors 6502

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    Let's see...Apple stock will plummet, 1 Infinite Loop will be looted, fires will be set and general chaos will ensue.

    Just kidding. I'm sure there's a rock-solid plan in place should he retire or even die unexpectedly.
     
  11. iMatt mini macrumors 6502

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    Or Gates assassinates him out of pure jealousy. :rolleyes:
     
  12. greatdevourer macrumors 68000

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    :p Heh. Make the Clone Army of super-intellegent Steve Jobs with double-strength battle-turtle-necks!
     
  13. vniow macrumors G4

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    Why he'll just run the company with his little minions of course.
     
  14. mgargan1 macrumors 65816

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    i'm sure they thought of something when he thought he only had a few months to live...
     
  15. Mechcozmo macrumors 603

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    Steve Jobs?

    Die?

    BLASPHEMY!!! BURN THE BLASPHEMER AT THE WINDOWS BOX!
     
  16. GilGrissom macrumors 65816

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    Hehe. Regenerate, like the Doctor.
    His reality distortion field will always live on, enabling him to control the company from his simplistic yet powerful white fluffy cloud in the sky, or wherever he may be. Even in his sleep probably!
     
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    I agree. I really hope Ives will take over. He really seems to have the same vision as jobs. But either way I think it will be a sad day.
     
  18. runninmac macrumors 65816

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    Dahh his little minions (300 hundred of them) could rule the world!!! Or they could sneek into Gates mansion and assasinate him quickly and quitely. ;)
     
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    He has been working on an Intel compatible version of himself for the past 5 years. PPC Steve will die. Intel-based Steve will thrive.

    Steve wasn't really one of the lucky few who survived pancreatic cancer. The Steve you see today is a robot, so he'll be okay.
     
  20. pubwvj macrumors 68000

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    I doubt it. There are a lot of very old CEOs and with good reason. They have experience and brains.
     
  21. katie ta achoo macrumors G3

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    !!!!
    first of all: I want one! I'll be eating some popsicles tomorrow!!
    2ndly: Can I be a minion? I'd be an awesome CEO. I'm CEO/CFO of my own company, if that helps.
    That company?
    Kt's Wallet Inc.
    I'm currently bankrupt.

    Invest!
     

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