“Hours after Apple emblazoned its website in October with pictures of its newly announced iPhone 4S, the homepage was changed to a single, sober black-and-white image of the company’s co-founder, accompanied by the words ‘Steve Jobs 1955-2011,'” Chris Nuttall reports for The Financial Times.
“The photograph captured his characteristic piercing stare through round, wire-framed glasses. His left hand was raised to his chin in a beard-stroking act of pondering,” Nuttall reports. “In the context of his death and the suddenly uncertain future of his company, it was as if the image was showing that he retained a clear vision of the road ahead, but was wondering if Apple could negotiate it without him.”
MacDailyNews Take: Oh, puleeze.
Nuttall reports, “Tim Cook, the new chief executive, has been the steady hand that everyone expected him to be since taking over in August, at the recommendation of Jobs. ‘I believe Apple’s brightest and most innovative days are ahead of it,’ wrote his predecessor in his letter of resignation… The big expectation is that Apple will break into the television market, something that other technology companies such as Dell, Gateway, HP, Intel and Google have failed to do.”
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MacDailyNews Take: Apple is going to shock the naysayers in 2012 and beyond.