No witty line this time, as it deals with death and the loss of the single most important engineer of the 21st century.
Steve Jobs will die. I think we can all agree on that. It depends on the time of which he dies which matters most, and let's be honest here...people like me who hold Apple Stock are very worried with this. The last time a Jobs Death Rumor went on the internet...I lost a lot of money. Stocks dropped like a rock but luckily they gained back after Apple's Reports came in and they made a boat load of cash.
Anyways, here's my Short Term Analysis:
- Stocks Drop Hard, even if Apple is making more money than MS and Google...their stocks will drop.
- All of Jobs' plans for the next fiscal year will go with little to no problem.
- Corporate restructuring won't be a problem as they already have plans for this.
- Apple Products will get a boom in sales as people want the last real product made by Jobs.
- Stocks stabilize or they keep dropping, it depends on their reports.
- First wave of Non-Jobs inventions from Apple's now developed engineers.
- New vision, but sticks to the foundation of Jobs' ideals.
- Flatting of product inovation, or mismanagement of products. The last time Jobs left, Apple was doing some real stupid shit. :|
Again, please take this thread with some maturity. This is the most important engineer's life we're talking about. He reinvented the mobile and tablet industry, he reinvented the netbook and the high performance laptops, he was a master salesman, the best engineer, and also a loving father. He is one in billions of billions. His closest match would be Bill Gates or the Google programers.
Let's talk, how do you see Apple fairs in the Long/Short-Term?