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Steve Jobs to stay 'closely involved' in products after exit

updated 08:45 pm EDT, Wed August 24, 2011

Jobs to still provide advice after resignation

Following Steve Jobs' resignation from Apple as CEO, new sources have claimed that his exit will still see him influence Apple strategy for some time. Those "familiar with the situation" told the WSJ that Jobs was still active and was "closely involved" in corporate strategy. They didn't elaborate to what extent, but it will most likely focus on broader direction than the minute details Jobs was known for as CEO.

Jobs importantly retains his position as the chairman of the board and will still have influence similar to that of Bill Gates shortly after he left his own leadership.

The commentary may reassure investors worried that Apple might depend too heavily on Jobs for its broader direction. To some extent, the now ex-CEO has already been in this position, having delegated day-to-day tasks to COO Tim Cook during his two medical leaves but providing input and frequently visiting the campus.

Many questions will still remain about how Apple will run in the long term without its co-founder. Some of its policy decisions are based on Jobs' own personal views, such as on tightly integrated systems and on preferences for certain standards and design philosophies. Jobs has tried to formally pass on his philosophy but won't have as much influence as he did as direct leader.

by MacNN Staff



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  1. imNat-imadouche

    Joined: Dec 1969



    Oh happy days :))))))

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  1. imNat-imadouche

    Joined: Dec 1969


    Apple start

    your photocopiers.

    I think this explains all the suing going on with innovative companies such as Samsung. No more steve means Apple will be in trouble!!

  1. thnikkaman

    Joined: Dec 1969


    You're not Nat...

    But you are certainly a douche. I'm sure the real Nat would agree with me. I'm also willing to bet you're another face of Arnechy Clarenockefeller.

  1. garmonbosia

    Joined: Dec 1969


    Nothing is going to change

    This is just a move to keep Cook from being poached.

    Oh and Mr. Douche, you're what happens when someone drinks a whole can of stupid all by his self.

  1. Foxypaco

    Joined: Dec 1969


    Apple won't be in trouble...

    until Steve actually passes away.

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  1. imNat-imadouche

    Joined: Dec 1969


    I didnt' drink

    I used an Apple product. Thats how I became stupid

  1. Arne_Saknussemm

    Joined: Dec 1969


    thnikkaman Baby!

    Keeping me in your thoughts, heh?
    I do too.

    you know, at some point we should stop this childish chatting and move up onto Skyping.

    I'll be gentle with you, only voice at first, but latter on...
    The sky is the limit!

    Do you like sushi?

    We could meet at any of the wonderful Mission City Japanese places,
    and guess where Stevos lot could be...

    I know you are the religious kind,
    so I'll bring a box full of kleenex.

    I'll be a gentelman and let you cry all you want!

  1. garmonbosia

    Joined: Dec 1969


    Re: wutshisname

    God, did I really just engage in a conversation with this guy? This is how I feel when a guy in a VW Bug wants to race me in my Mini Cooper S.

  1. climacs

    Joined: Dec 1969


    @Arne and Nat

    When Jobs dies, a lot of people will be sad. OTOH, nobody will give a sht or even notice when you go.

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