Companies change over time. Apple is changing in the post-Steve Jobs era. How will Apple fare in the future? Think of Doctor Who and the inevitable change from one doctor to another. Apple’s Changing Colors.
One can expect Jobs’ Apple to continue moving forward for a period of time, using much of the momentum gathered in recent years. The executive staff built by jobs remains mostly intact, but the company is really on the threshold of another regeneration, a morphing from Apple under Jobs to Apple on its own; a life without a forceful, visionary, charismatic leader.
This really isn’t Apple in 1985 when Jobs left to form NeXT. Apple today has a massive and satisfied customer base, a large pile of cash, and a growing revenue stream that is the envy of the technology industry.