Sans Steve Jobs, Apple Is Becoming Just Another Company

After Steve Jobs died, there was a lot of talk about whether the company could ever really be the same. Some said Jobs' DNA would stay in the company. Others said his absence meant that the company couldn't possibly be the same.

Both things can be true at once. Recent events reveal that his absence is already being felt. The iOS maps and Siri fiascos, which led to this week's management bloodletting. Most notably, Scott Forstall, head of Apple's mobile operating system, iOS, is out.

Forstall “seemed to most closely embody the technology vision of Steven P. Jobs, the former chief executive of Apple who died a year ago,” declared the New York Times.

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