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Andy Rubin says post-Jobs Apple won’t lose step, “the DNA is in the people”

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Andy Rubin says post-Jobs Apple won’t lose step, “the DNA is in the people”
After an intense late night unveiling of Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich and the GALAXY Nexus, Andy Rubin, the main man driving Android development and former Apple employee, went on stage at the AsiaD: All Things Digital conference. 

Among the topics discussed was Apple’s post-Steve Jobs era and how will the company change after that.

“Will Apple lose step with Steve’s passing? I don’t think so,” said Rubin. “The DNA in the people walking the halls at apple is a very powerful combination of the arts and computer science, and I don’t think that’s changed with Steve’s passing. That combination of creativity and computer science, it’s still there. Apple will certainly miss Steve’s leadership, but now its time for the other guys to step up.”

Andy Rubin was with Apple for three years from 1989 to 1992 as a manufacturing engineer, but later he also worked for another three years in an Apple spin-off, General Magic, where he developed an OS and UI for mobile devices, so he definitely knows a thing or two about the Apple “DNA.” Do you agree with him, or are the weaker-than-expected financials Apple just announced a sign of a future decline?

source: AllThingsD

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posted on 19 Oct 2011, 06:38 9

1. palmguy (Posts: 246; Member since: 22 Mar 2011)


With or without Jobs, business is up business is down. It may be the declining time for Apple.

posted on 19 Oct 2011, 06:57 9

2. remixfa (Posts: 13903; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)


i think the decline has more to do with the staleness of a 3.5 inch screen and how the iphone compares against the top android sets, than it does with Jobs. steve's death hasnt affected a quarter yet.. that report wont be out till 2012.

posted on 19 Oct 2011, 07:32 10

3. ivanko34 (Posts: 617; Member since: 04 Sep 2011)


I hope apple will stop stupid patent war and will get the key electronic components from samsung to propose new phones

posted on 19 Oct 2011, 08:29

4. Jerch (Posts: 5; Member since: 17 Aug 2011)


I think both happened in the same day, correct? The Galaxy Nexus was announced in the morning, Hong Kong time.

posted on 19 Oct 2011, 11:16 1

5. dirtydirty00 (Posts: 255; Member since: 21 Jan 2011)


ITS POSSIBLE APPLE WILL END UP SERVING ITS CUSTOMERS BETTER WITHOUT JOBS.... now maybe all new technology wont take as long to get into the consumers hands. Heck, if he had passed last year, its possible THIS iphone would have been 4G.

posted on 19 Oct 2011, 11:49 3

6. Johnny_Mnemonic (Posts: 240; Member since: 05 Oct 2011)


We know that when any company owner dies is not the same let's be realistic Apple will not be the same ever.........

posted on 19 Oct 2011, 13:27 3

7. SuperEd (Posts: 112; Member since: 18 Oct 2011)


couldn't agree more. They will always have cool stuff, but it's time has come and gone...again. it's business.

posted on 20 Oct 2011, 03:45

8. roscuthiii (Posts: 1789; Member since: 18 Jul 2010)


Steve Jobs was a visionary whereas Tim Cook is a logistics man. That's two entirely different business personalities at the helm successively, romance vs reason. There will be a change in Apple. I'm sure their future plans are already in development and there's a path laid out so I wouldn't expect a major change for another 3 years.

posted on 20 Oct 2011, 13:09

9. ZEUS.the.thunder.god (unregistered)


its ANDROID era now....!!!!!

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