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Suppliers see Apple orders unfazed by Jobs' resignation

updated 09:40 am EDT, Fri August 26, 2011

New CEO long familiar with manufacturing business

Sources with Apple's major suppliers -- including Quanta and Foxconn -- are not worried that Steve Jobs' resignation will affect orders, according to Digitimes. The sources remark that Apple's new CEO, former COO Tim Cook, was already responsible for handling the company's manufacturing dealings. The only real worry is the loss of brand recognition, and the potential impact on innovation unless Apple can find someone like its former icon, the sources say.

The people speculate that it might give other companies a chance to catch up, and if so could remake the industry. Outfits like HTC and Samsung could challenge Apple's position. Both companies are, however, the targets of current lawsuits by Apple, ones which could affect their ability to produce phones and tablets at the same level as they do now.




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  1. ChrisF

    Joined: Dec 1969

    +6

    Unfazed, not unphased.

  1. prl99

    Joined: Dec 1969

    +5

    what about Jon

    I know Steve had a lot of say in how products were designed but he also put a lot of responsibility into the actual design of the products into the hands of Jonathan Ive. You add Schiller and Forstall plus all the people they manage and you have the people who actually came up with the designs. Steve's input continues to live on within this group. They know what Steve wants and will continue in that direction. The FUD produced by all these speculators is the same old FUD Apple has always had to put up with and overcome. The entire Apple will survive and grow, even without the chunk called Steve (maybe he foresaw his exit when designing the Apple logo, the missing chunk is Steve, now both Steve's).

  1. Jeronimo2000

    Joined: Dec 1969

    +5

    prl99 is absolutely right

    Nothing will change, nothing at all. Tim Cook has been managing Apple since the beginning of this year, since Steve Jobs took a time-out (as he has done regularly in the last few years). The Apple today is the same Apple from a week ago. SJ will continue to work for the company, will lead the board of directors, will continue to put his perspective on things. And Cook, Ive, Forstall, Schiller and the rest will continue to put these ideas into action.

    Same procedure as always.

  1. testudo

    Joined: Dec 1969

    +1

    stupid

    Why would suppliers see orders change? Was there someone who thought "Hey, when Steve Jobs does resign, people will no longer want to buy the Apple products that are currently selling like hot cakes!"?

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