Jonathan Ive, who is responsible for every good Mac design in the past 10 years, just might be the guy that will one day replace Steve Jobs. That’s the rumor anyway.
It’s sad to think about really – that’s why I’m posting this actually. One thing that is great about Apple is the cult-like insanity that sometimes comes with reporting about it, and supporting the company. Not many other companies have a following like Apple does – none that I can think off the top of my head – and I wonder if that blind loyalty will continue after Jobs has to step down.
I’m not saying it’s going to happen tomorrow – or even next year – but at some point, Steve Jobs is going to have to retire…or he’s going to die…and someone is going to have to replace him.
When that happens, what will Apple be like? Will you, as a member of the cult of Mac, be able to accept a Jobless Apple? Would Ive be a good replacement?
From a design stand point – Apple has been revolutionizing the industry for…well…EVER…but things have looked a whole lot slicker since Jonathan became a part of the team, and I think, as a figurehead at least, he would be a great new front man. I have no idea what his business skills are like – so I can’t give you an opinion on his actual ability to run the company, but from a “celebrity” perspective – he seems like the obvious choice.
Of course, who knows how long in the future it will be before Jobs calls it quits. It could be years…it could be Macworld. Who knows?