Thoughtful view from Dave Farrington on what Jobs would find at Apple:
He would be greeted by an amazing bounty of riches. Apple has a few hundred billion dollars in cash. And tens of billions in debt. Plus, tens of billions more were siphoned from the company’s treasury to buy back stock and pay dividends to shareholders.
Dave’s list covers the obvious, from iOS 10 to macOS Sierra, from iPad to Siri, even the stock buybacks and dividends.
The state of Apple might be good from a financial standpoint, but Google’s brand is worth more, Samsung is still in business and prospering, Android OS rules the mobile world, Microsoft has made a comeback after Steve Ballmer was tossed out, and the Apple that Jobs built has rested on its laurels since he left.
I don’t think Jobs would be happy.