The Steve-less future of Apple?

Discussion in 'Apple, Inc and Tech Industry' started by jellybean, Jun 27, 2006.

  1. jellybean macrumors regular

    Jun 27, 2006
    hi all.

    all the recent talk about Bill Gates "leaving" microsoft made me wonder... what will the implications be for Apple when Steve Jobs steps down? (Which, hopefully, won't be anytime soon.)

    Steve clearly appears to have HUGE input into everything Apple releases and does. Be it their software, hardware, and obviously down to the big decisions and bold moves the company makes. From when Apple began to the present day, Apple does very much feel like The Steve Jobs Show. But when he does one day hand the reigns over to someone else, will that someone have the same vision over the industry to continue to keep Apple innovating and fresh and leave rivals like Microsoft in the dust. Not just to start with, but for the foreseeable future. (Look what happened to Apple between him leaving in the late 80’s to returning in the late 90’s)

    first post here so i thought i'd make it a light-hearted one ;) :D
  2. yellow Moderator emeritus


    Oct 21, 2003
    Portland, OR
  3. Chundles macrumors G4


    Jul 4, 2005
    *raises hand*

    I'll do it!!

    My first order of business would be to hire Katie as CFO.

    Then I'd throw a tantrum and cancel half the upcoming products.

    Then re-instate half of them but in a different shade of white.

    I've figured out the secret of the SteveNote, you just have to pause at the big things, and repeat the most important facts.............repeat, the most important facts....whilst pausing in a different spot on the second go.
  4. katie ta achoo macrumors G3

    May 2, 2005
    Someone give this man some money!

    But I think you're taking the wrong approach.. I have two words for you: Subliminal advertising.

  5. Chundles macrumors G4


    Jul 4, 2005
    Heh, I can just it now, my first MattNote:

    *wobbly screen effect fades image of me thinking out and image of Moscoone Centre in*

    I walk on stage amidst clapping and people going "whoop!"

    "Good morning you lot, how youse all goin' alright eh?

    Geeze we've got some bloody s*it-hot stuff for youse to take a butchers at this mornin' I'm serious, all those other d*ckheads out there makin' computers and that are gonna be s*itting themselves after seein' what I've got ready for youse this mornin'

    First off, the iFridge - it's the only fridge in the world that not only tells you when you've run out of beer but in case you can't answer the phone because you've got your last two beers in each hand it will ring a designated next-of-kin to order a new case for you. Comes in white or black, shipping immediately."

    Oh what a day it would be....
    *stares off into the distance the possibilities shining in his eyes*
  6. EricNau Moderator emeritus


    Apr 27, 2005
    San Francisco, CA
    I'l take 3 in each color. :D
  7. drake macrumors 6502a


    Jul 5, 2005
    A Steveless Apple is one of the reasons I'd never invest in Apple. The business is built around his image.
  8. alienex macrumors regular

    Feb 11, 2005
    A steveless apple scares me hell out of me. He is the centerpiece.

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