The Pirate of the Silicon Valley Steve Jobs has been famous for knowing what people wanted even before they actually knew they wanted it! The world has witnessed the revolution in information technology in last two decades and Steve Jobs is well recognized for being one of the most active causative of the new makeover of human lifestyle. They have penetrated into our lives and it is already hard to recall how life was without the Apple gadgets. And now it’s time for a change!
Steve Jobs due to health concerns wouldn’t be able to keep the Apple sweet like before; but well, we have Tim Cook here, the earlier Chief Operating Officer at Apple who has already acted CEO twice during Steve’s medical absence. Steve has put in all his life to make the Apple grow good and now is quite buoyant while entrusting the entire Apple Inc to the hands of a football fanatic who joined Apple back in 1998 when Apple Inc was hardly fluttering. It’s time for the investors to look back and recall how the journey with Apple Inc has been, it’s time for Apple too to sit and smile back at the times Jobs brought to it, and its critically time for Cook to prove his worth and attest his caliber isn’t any less than his predecessor.
Cook has been at Compaq before he almost gave a revision to his life as well as the technology space by joining Apple- the world’s technology pioneer. Tim Cook has surely been the best fit for Steve’s stand-in and so are the investors and consumers anticipating for yet another technology boom with the new genius at work. It will probably be a tough job to keep the Apple enthusiasts in charismatic Steve’s absence pleased but Cook is already known for his brains, ingenuity and vision so there isn’t really anything to worry about. Tim Cook had been playing Steve’s role in the first half of 2009 when the stock price actually rose 64%; and after Steve’s most recent leave again the stock managed to grow by eight more percents. Steve’s announcement of stepping down as the CEO of Apple Inc (effective immediately) was expected to give a harsh blow to the stock price but the stock only dished in by a percent which was almost equivalent to the day’s market fall. Probably Steve’s long sickness that has been more of a public concern than his personal issue is now well accepted by the masses and the world is prepared for the change the way the mastermind prepared the company to take on the change.
Apple iMac, iPhone, iPod and iPad are well designed products and have further plans for improvements ready. Apple product pipeline is secure for a couple of more years to come. Now the awaited show would be to see how innovation and ideas persist at Apple and whether their image of knowing what the people want before they actually knew it is kept on.
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