Ex-Apple CEO, John Sculley, says Apple is to get even more successful

Ex-Apple CEO, John Sculley, says Apple is to get even more successful
John Sculley, responsible for Steve Jobs' ousting from Apple in 1985, has recently said in an interview for CNBC that today's Apple is run very well, and that the company is actually going through a transition from once-a-year product launch cycle to a twice-a-year cycle. Interestingly, Sculley believes that once Apple completes the transition, it will be in the position to be incredibly successful (even more than now).

According to the former Apple executive, investors and shareholders don't have a reason to be worried about Apple's general performance now that the company is run by Tim Cook, as design head Jony Ive is constantly introducing new ideas, so Apple hasn't really run out of creative potential.



via: TUAW

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14 Comments

1. -box-

Posts: 3991; Member since: Jan 04, 2012

Translation: this guy still has a lot of stock he got for cheap when apple was accurately valued, and doesn't want to have that lose value.

2. networkdood

Posts: 6330; Member since: Mar 31, 2010

This guy reminds me of a politician...

6. SleepingOz unregistered

Blond older version of Mitt "Magical Undies" Romney?

13. cripton805

Posts: 1485; Member since: Mar 18, 2012

I think this guy was CEO when Apple's computers were a black screen with neon green lettering. Does he know what an iPod is? I got this from his statement. "Apple seems to be doing it well" So that would leave him with complete doubt actually. Choose your words carefully grasshopper.

9. darkkjedii

Posts: 31057; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Dude sometimes u should jus keep quiet. U constantly miss the mark

3. bloodline

Posts: 706; Member since: Dec 01, 2011

oops i think he meant android/google

4. fanboy1974

Posts: 1345; Member since: Nov 12, 2011

Notice the suit, tie and plastered Tim Cook smile. This guy has no clue.

5. androidsbiggestfan

Posts: 76; Member since: Aug 09, 2011

"...so Apple hasn't really run out of creative potential." Sorry John, I think Apple ran out of creative potential a LONG time ago! They have not changed the UI since the original iPhone launched where Android has come leaps and bounds in improvements!

7. Slammer

Posts: 1515; Member since: Jun 03, 2010

I find the irony uncanny. John Sculley is supporting Tim Cook's leadership only because he serves the same belief. The same belief that was running Apple six feet under under his leadership. Sure, he couldn't man the ship but is well equipped to receive stock options from a wealthy empire that Steve Job's had to rebuild from John's inept management ability. The very same things John mentions as good moves, are the exact opposite of what made Apple what it is while under Steve Jobs. John B.

8. theoak

Posts: 324; Member since: Nov 16, 2011

Twice a year product launches. This will be interesting. Does that mean 2 iPhones per year now? Considering the iPad had 2 launches this year ... it would not be a stretch. The Spring launch I imagine will just be incremental ... like die shrinks ... speed bump. The Fall will still be the larger screen, CPU, GPU, more cores, iOS, camera, etc.

10. lumia1920

Posts: 7; Member since: Nov 25, 2012

i think that he didn't heart about WP8 os

11. som

Posts: 768; Member since: Nov 10, 2009

This guy is not working for Apple any more don't listen to him.

12. TROLL

Posts: 4851; Member since: Apr 13, 2012

Yea in your dreams and what you assume, gliding shares™®©

14. someones4

Posts: 627; Member since: Sep 16, 2012

LOL at his comment: Traditionally Apple introduces products once a year; now it's really introducing products twice a year. He honestly thinks that introducing more redundant products will make Apple great.

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