Apple‘s co-founder, Steve Wozniak, has spoken out about Steve Jobs’ medical leave, claiming that the company will “go on pretty well” without its head-honcho around.
Back in January, Apple CEO and turtle neck-lover Steve Jobs announced he would be taking indefinite medical leave from Apple, before showing up to launch the iPad 2 in San Francisco last week. Following his frail appearance, sources are fearing the worst, and believe that the Cupertino-giant will “collapse” without the genius of Jobs around.
Wozniak, an Apple shareholder who left the company back in the 80′s, thinks differently. Speaking out in Singapore, the long-time friend of Jobs said: “Steve Jobs is only on partial leave. Even if he were to be on total leave, we have examined it”. He confidently added: “Apple will go on pretty well even if he is not there directly.”
We agree. Steve Jobs may be the one of the most recognisable figures in technology today, but we’re pretty sure that Apple will do just fine without him, especially considering their Q4 2010 profits of $6 billion. Even so, guesses at his Jobs’ potential successor are firing up the rumour mill, with Apple co-CEO Tim Cook and popular iPhone-designer Jonathan Ives currently on the list to take the top spot.
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