Steve Jobs passes the Apple to Cook

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Around 2025, a new book on the history of the world will be written to include the Information Age as a changing time in human development. There is little doubt that leading the pack of revolutionaries on the list will be the man who co-founded the fruity icon in 1976, and returned in 1997 to revive and take the company to stratospheric heights; Steve Jobs.

Yesterday’s announcement by Jobs to step down as CEO of Apple and pass the role to long-time colleague and COO Tim Cook comes as the technology legend continues his battle against cancer.

The resulting 7% dive in company shares is enough evidence of the value held to the vision and management of this one man.

Having been ousted in 1985 by the board, Jobs returned in 1997 to bring Apple back from bankruptcy and created the innovative ripples that have resulted in smartphone and tablet wars of 2011.

The legion of fans bent upon paying top dollar for Apple goods has shown no decline. Murmurs of unhappiness with strict control over content are overcome with the sheer ecstasy of simplicity that formulates the user interface of every Apple product.

The question buzzing around is if Apple is Jobs, and his departure ends the line of radical innovation. So while incremental changes will continue to give consumers iPhone 10, iPod 12th generation and iPad 7 in the coming years, there could be a dearth of something different, something mind-blasting.

There are supporters on each side of this argument. Analysts have come out with strong cases that Apple will continue to prosper under Cook, a 13 year veteran of the fruit, and the product line will remain unaffected.

But sceptics have been quick to reach for the history books and highlight Apple’s early decline between 1986 and 1996. With increasing competition on the technology front, version changes are unlikely to keep the current crop of consumers happy for long.

While it is likely that Jobs has groomed like-minded individuals in Apple, the next 6 months and upcoming launches of new devices will be a stringent test for the new crop. For now, the technology sector stands up to applaud a legend and one of the most creative minds of the generation.

Wish you a speedy recovery Steve ‘Apple’ Jobs.


  • Shahid Saleem

    There is no recovery for him.

  • Muhammad Jamil Lilla

    After the resigns of Steve jobs social media activity through all the way is talking about him…Twitter Trend showing the popularity of this great entrepreneur of the history.No doubt Steve jobs participation in Apple is uncountable and his determination with the Apple become him an icon figure for the I-pad and I-Phone industry now Apple’s cash reserve is more than the U.S. operating budget.We hope that after Steve jobs resigns Tim Cook will be the next C.E.O for Apple will continue the success of Apple.

    • imikhan810

      There was a time in early 90s that everyone was talking about the genius of Bill Gates and the Microsoft. But with the invent and the recent growth in Mobile technology Apple has become the leading brand which has threatened many others and stole the market share from them. I strongly think it was the intellect of Steve which made Apple such a successful brand and think how difficult would it be for a new CEO to maintain the success of apple.

      • Shahid Saleem

        And yet over 90% of computers today still run Windows. Who feels threatened?

        • Imran Shah

          SHAHID yours woudn’t be~

  • Faisal

    Such a great loss..

    • Shahid Saleem

      Is there any death that is not a loss?

  • Asim

    We are in awe of all the amazing things Steve has created. He deserves our thanks, and he’s earned a rest.

    • Xahid

      Let him Rest in Peace …

  • Ali Chorov

    :D The title is really confusing. I read it “Steve Job Passes away” in sudden :-D

    • samz

      yes I agree the title is really confusing…

  • Muhammad Abdullah

    All people have to go away one day but such great leaders always create backups…and I am sure Steve must have created a backup in the form of Cook..good luck Apple

  • aaa

    ggg!!!

  • This man is really a great business man and technology expert.