According to Apple, one million of iPhones 3G have been sold during its first week-end! I don’t remember any other expensive technology product being as successful as the iPhone 3G in its first week-end.
I can only conclude (like countless have done before me) that Steve Jobs has flair.
I need one.
For someone very rich, steve jobs looks poor
Take a look at his shoes!
The poor milliardaire!!
Funny that you’re saying that because people in the Silicon Valley consider Steve Jobs to be very elegantly and casually dressed.
But IMHO this is not what is important. He is a genius in making revolutions. As I wrote some time back, he perfected the concept of the computer, the MP3 player and the mobile phone :-)
that’s true indeed
he has flair but lacks hair
Flair, yea great marketing flair. ;)
1M over 21 countries seems less compared to the 0.7M sold last year… & btw the best selling device ever is surprisingly the Nokia 1100 at 200M units! :P
I guess he is comfortable in such clothes
any idea on the subscription fees?
He makes nice product, yeah, but am not sure about him having perfected the concept of the computer, MP3 or mobile phone. Sure the iPod has got massive storage + nice & slim form factor, but the software inside is real crappy. (being crippled by iTunes inability to import Music without wiping the memory; as well as the iPod’s limited playlist features + the iPod being able to read only plain text files, when a better feature would probably have been possible.)
Same goes for the iPhone – a lot of ooh’s and aah’s / shiny – mostly on the form factor and apple fanboy aka ‘must-have’ attitude – but in fact they are pretty limited in terms of software availability and flexibility as compared to competition (the iPhone looks great, but I’d rather choose a symbian phone anytime.)
A man with real flair and who has really made a revolution is Bill Gates. Unix, born in the 1960s, had a 20 year head start over Microsoft, but Unix geeks just weren’t interested in bringing a desktop to the masses in the same way Bill Gates was. For those who believe Bill is a meanie – he’s just been doing business and is as uncompetitive as Apple, Firefox and Google are. That’s the truth about corporations. Yes we live in a cruel world.
Personally I am not a great fan of these “anti-competitive” tactics, yet I would be a hypocrite or a fool not to acknowledge Mr. Gates as the man who came up with the revolution.
As for the “perfect” concept of a mobile phone, personal computer and mp3 player (amongst others), I believe an essential requirement thereof is accessibility – power to the people… and Apple is anything (fashionable, cool, trendy…etc) but that….
Ketwaroo D. Yaasir says
you should get a beard, avinash.
who cares what you wears ;)… His head is worth more ;) and he has the money :P
To think he managed to make the ipod something similar to i dunno, a “necessity” that some ppl cant think living without…reminds me of something i read, long time back, they would say “look for it” when you had a question, now its “google it”.
LoL flair yes, but its a costly flair when you look at the price of apple’s product :D..what would happen if he decides to review the prices of his products down :D (like the mac book pro :P)…
I wonder what he will come up next with (as long as its not expensive ^^)
David Channe Vy says
LOL! He is really poor…In fact, he only gets one dollar as salary at Apple each year! ;) (i.e. excluding the stock options and private jet)…
Mind you, in the keynote picture above, he’s wearing his one of his best outfits…Jobs is known for attending meetings barefoot and walking around the Apple and Pixar campus in cutoff shorts!
I wouldn’t go as far as saying that he’s elegantly dressed…But he surely loves his is work uniform! ;) He once commented on the fact that he buys the same shirts and jeans for one good reason: so he can spend more time thinking about what’s really important and not bother about what to wear every morning! Talk about Think(ing) Different(ly)!
Indeed, his vision and accomplishments in the computer industry deserves much respect. The question is who will succeed such a charismatic leader when he leaves his baby Apple…
I agree with you fluxy. Like Steve Jobs, Bill Gates also changed the world. People like Vinton Cerf, Larry Ellison, Linus Torvalds, Richard Stallman, etc. also did a lot.
What’s cool is that they all started working in little startups which then became enormous enterprises.
I have read that many people are quitting the big companies like Microsoft, Amazon and Google to create their own startups lately. I guess they are all trying to develop that one Web 2.0 mobile application that we’ll use in the near future…
Exciting times ahead :-)
I got an iPhone 3G last Friday :D Here are some first impressions and thoughts. It’s hard to under-hype that device.
Okay, looks like your blog doesn’t like links. Sorry about that. You know where to find my blog on the net anyway :-)
Patrick Ng says
He does have flair, alright. But, above all, he is a very good presenter/salesman. He knows how to build hype around hsi products.
Bill Gates deserves a lot of respect indeed. Even Apple had a head start over Microsoft. However, Bill Gates has made some wonderful and critical decisions to take Microsoft where it is today, that is, like it or hate it, Microsoft is here to stay. This is especially true in the corporate world.
To your list, I’ll add Mike Lazaridis (Research in Motion). He realised that people could well use two thumbs to type messages rather than just one finger. , and invented the CrackBerry…I meant the BlackBerry. BlackBerry users are addicted to their devices, literally. On planes, they have be reminded more than a few times to switch off their BlackBerries, and as soon as the planes land, they can’t resist turning them on.
Hi Shane, normal HTML (aka a href) links work!
Of course Steve Jobs have flair and a good sense of marketing. For me it’s simple Apple=Innovation.
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