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

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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9 Comments

1. palmguy

Posts: 952; Member since: Mar 22, 2011

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

2. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 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.

3. ivanko34

Posts: 617; Member since: Sep 04, 2011

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

4. Jerch

Posts: 5; Member since: Aug 17, 2011

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

5. dirtydirty00

Posts: 427; Member since: Jan 21, 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.

6. Johnny_Mnemonic

Posts: 240; Member since: Oct 05, 2011

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

7. SuperEd

Posts: 132; Member since: Oct 18, 2011

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

8. roscuthiii

Posts: 2383; Member since: Jul 18, 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.

9. ZEUS.the.thunder.god unregistered

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

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