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Will Apple Lose Its Juice? : NPR

The tech world is mourning Steve Jobs, who died Wednesday from complications of pancreatic cancer. But what will become of Apple without its charismatic co-founder?

 

You already know my opinion: Apple will replace Apple. The DNA of excellence is now part of the company .

And I do believe Apple's employees are also in love with what they are doing :

"While Apple may be able to institutionalize Jobs' management style, it's hard to see how it can preserve his other great quality — his contagious excitement.

"You know, Jobs was Apple's first fan-boy," Kahney says.

Kahney believes Apple sales were driven in part by Jobs' sincere enthusiasm for the products."


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How Steve Jobs Changed The Way We Listen : NPR

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"Of course, Steve Jobs and Apple didn't invent the MP3 player, but they sure made it work. The creation of iTunes in January 2001, and later that year the release of the iPod, made organizing music, making playlists, and happy random accidents a listening joy. I've put together nearly every All Songs Considered episode using iTunes. I stream my music wirelessly from my computer to my stereo. I drive around and listen to much of my music on an iPod or iPhone. I rate the songs I hear using Apple's software, which changes how often a tune comes up in shuffle, an almost magical feature on the iPod. Musical juxtapositions happen in ways that might have happened with a good radio DJ, only these are my songs and my library, so I continually discover things about my own tastes and how disparate artists and songs in my library connect to one another.

I am, as you may have noticed, an Apple geek. I've been that way since I worked in a TV station that ran on Apple IIs."


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How Steve Jobs' Pixar experience helped lead to Apple's iCloud

How Steve Jobs' Pixar experience helped lead to Apple's iCloud | Apple Rocks! | Scoop.it

"How did Apple pull off something Amazon and Google couldn't, despite them launching cloud-music services first?
For one, Apple has a history with the music industry as long as any technology company's.
"It's really hard to get the labels to give you the rights that you need," Jobs said in a 2003 interview at the first All Things Digital conference. "And I don't see them sprinkling those rights around everywhere, letting a thousand flowers grow quite yet."
In that interview eight years ago, Jobs described the vast divide between technology and entertainment executives, and he talked about how he bridged it."


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Steve Jobs’ Greatest Legacy: Persuading The World To Pay For Content

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"Jobs was a champion of getting customers who would pay you for your stuff. The fact that magazine apps like The Daily haven’t set the world alight (yet?) isn’t a failure of the iPad (which is selling 9m a quarter while still only 15 months old; at the same point in the iPod’s life, just 219,000 were sold in the financial quarter, compared with the 22m – 100 times more – of its peak). It’s more like a reflection of our times.

So if you’re wondering how Jobs’s departure affects the media world, consider that it’s the loss of one of the biggest boosters of paid-for content the business ever had. Who’s going to replace that?"

 

My answer is still the same : Apple stays Apple. Apple will replace Apple


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Steve Jobs and the continuing disruption of media

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"The products created by Apple and its iconic founder Steve Jobs have revolutionized a host of different industries in the past couple of decades, from personal computing to mobile telephony — but they have also had a substantial impact on the way we consume media, whether it’s music or magazines or books. The iPod arguably helped to save the global music industry from certain death, and the iPad has become the default reading device for many, and helped spawn a whole category of me-too devices. The terms that Apple dictated to record companies and publishers were strict, and the company has been justifiably criticized by many (including us) for taking a “walled garden” approach to media on its devices, but there is no question that they have changed the landscape significantly."

 

More you read about Steve Jobs and Apple, more you understand disruption is the strong basis of their culture. Their products are not only well designed devices with strong software, but agents of disruption. The company has changed many industries : Music, Publishing, TV and Cinema.


Always to benefit the user, according to Apple.


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