“Well, talk about a FTW moment,” Christian Zibreg reports for 9to5Mac. “First Electronic Arts CEO John Riccitiello lavishes praise on Apple and paints iPad their fastest-growing platform as gaming on traditional consoles is on a decline and today the super publisher’s founder Trip Hawkins tells IndustryGamers that Apple is heading towards decline.”
If you look at any institution in history – look at the Roman Empire – anything in history, and what it looks like when it’s peaking. Look at Apple, and how can you say it’s not peaking? The CEO is still alive, let’s start there. They invented this tablet thing that’s going to be really big. They’ve done really well by reinventing the phone. They breathed new life into the Mac. They’ve got this super-high marketing. All these things are about as good as they ever can be – how much better can it really get? The thing is, it may take another year or two before it starts to decline, but it has to – everything does. Everything revolves so much around Steve, and no matter how good his lieutenants are, they’re not Steve. None of us is going to live forever, though I hope he lives for a really long time. – Electronic Arts CEO John Riccitiello
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MacDailyNews Take: Obviously Jobs is irreplaceable. That doesn’t mean Apple Inc. would fail without him. Last time he left, the company was woefully prepared for his absence. That is not the case today. The list of fools who counted Apple out is long. Add Riccitiello to the list.
[Thanks to MacDailyNews Readers “Fred Mertz” and “Edward Weber” for the heads up.]