|Re: RIP Steve Jobs (Newsletter)|
Subject: Re: RIP Steve Jobs (Newsletter)
by GailP on 2011/10/9 1:48:39
I regretted buying my iPod touch a while ago, as it cost so much and doesn't even make a good music player - it's awful in fact. It has the hardware quality I expect from Apple, but it's all about the software.
Steve Jobs was inspirational, a genius really, and his early death is a severe blow to the computer industry and even the entertainment industry. He was an IT pioneer. I feel for his wife, who has lost her beloved husband, and she is still so young. My thoughts are more with her and her children than even Apple.
I'm with the Fool on the software issue - I am not interested in the iPad because I can't put my games onto it or my other software. Apple locks out users from putting anything but Apple-approved products onto their hardware. So what do users pay for? I'm waiting for the first real non-Apple iPad. One that Iíll use for MY stuff.
I don't know how Apple will do after Steve Jobs. I read that he put a succession plan into place, but it's now up to his colleagues to keep the momentum going. I doubt they will make the same mistakes they did before in becoming so moribund, but they will need to consistently provide real talent to stay competitive. We'll see.