On Wednesday, October 5, 2011, Steve Jobs passed away. He was a very creative person that essentially brought every company he worked with back to life, including Apple and Pixar, with his visionary ideas and concepts. Now that he is gone, what do you think will happen to Apple as a company?
Under Steve’s reign, Apple released their most successful computers and gadgets, such as the iMac, iPod, iPhone, and iPad. These things renewed the way people did things in their daily lives. People got to use less desk space by having an all-in-one computer, listening to music without carrying around CDs and bulky players, then spent less time on the computer because they had one in their phone, and more.
Will Apple keep things alive without his ideas? It would stand that they want to keep his concepts alive, but that will only last so long before it’s no longer innovation. Do you think the people at Apple can keep things fresh with new ideas that will capture the public’s affection?
It could go any of three ways, which would be keeping things the same, which will slowly go downhill, get better with new and more innovative ideas to make even more major improvements, or they could go back to old bad habits that will crush the company.
What do you think? Let us know what you have to say in the comments below.
Image credit: Image taken from the Apple website.