Steve Jobs working on the next-gen iPad and iPhone from his home
According to these sources (as cited by WSJ), he is still "closely involved in the company's strategic decisions and product development", with the iPad 2 and iPhone 5 specifically named among these products.
It's worth noting that the last time Jobs requested a leave on medical grounds, Apple's COO Tim Cook stepped in, and during his tenure as Apple CEO, the company's stock rose 78%.
How important is Steve Jobs for the future of Apple?
2. Hallucinator (Posts: 344; Member since: 24 May 2010)
The man is a brilliant business man. Nothing to hate
3. tuminatr (Posts: 685; Member since: 23 Feb 2009)
Honestly its time for Him to turn it over to someone else
5. ayephoner (Posts: 837; Member since: 09 Jun 2009)
At first I was going to call you an idiot. Then, I noticed that you capitalized "Him" as if Jobs were a deity.
Very subtle, but very well played.
4. Slammer (Posts: 1120; Member since: 03 Jun 2010)
While I will never return to Apple's playground due to the restrictions and dictatorship, I must admit that Steve Jobs has done much to rejuvinate a dying company. His insight in marketing prowness, has made Apple the largest success story of the decade. His ability to attract the new generation in taking interest in Apple and mold that interest into support for the company, is commendable with the highest respect.
12. Lucas777 (Posts: 2137; Member since: 06 Jan 2011)
Are you retarded... apple is not a dictatorship... far from it. They are based on open standards... html5? webkit?
15. donperry (Posts: 2; Member since: 12 Feb 2011)
I dont think he was talking about that. When he said playground he is probably talking about the ecosystem (closed IOS, apps are heavily restricted and hard to get approved)
6. 530gemini (Posts: 2198; Member since: 09 Sep 2010)
He's an icon among CEO's. He's really passionate about his visions. And I guess his passion and his miticulousness has made him a control freak to a degree. But this guy really knows his stuff, and I don't really mind. I am very happy with my Apple devices, and I totally get him (most of the time).
7. Rich (unregistered)
apple makes great devices... and has great vision... i just wish they would loosen up their demands and compatibility issues and stop being as controlling as they are over their products and consumers... most apple consumers dont realize this, but its like they are minions of apple who just keeps feeding them cookies to keep them happy.
8. KayB1991 (unregistered)
Even though i'm an android user i have to admit i have nothing but love for Steve Jobs. You can't hate on a man who knows what they're doing and does a good job at it as well.
9. IOS5 (unregistered)
For the guys said that Steve jobs it's hater com'n Steve admit that google has the best search enginee in the web and Nokia still No.1. Steve jobs respect all but this the market you have to be strong and smart enough other wise you are going to get smoked so easy in this smartphone war. All the respect Steve jobs
10. InspectorGadget80 (unregistered)
We should protest against APPLE. They would always fail without Steve Jobs, but he needs his medical leave of absence so he can rest.
13. mannyfs (Posts: 63; Member since: 11 Feb 2011)
i think this steve jobs has a pact with the devil and his time is up
16. applesauce (unregistered)
Just remember (or be now informed), apple wouldn't be where it is today without their partial purchase by Microsoft in the 90's.... who to this day remains their biggest corporate shareholder :)
17. missan (unregistered)
really he is great men , but why people hate him ????? i am not apple fan or user but think he is nice person // hope he get soon