He was the founder of Pixar studios right? Dead
Too bad Crapple didn't die too...
No, I think he was just the chief executive.
He WAS a genius. The guy developed a cult-like following for Apple's products. He made well designed MP3 players, touch screen phones, and laptops desirable and usable to a point where clever marketing could influence millions of people to purchase their products regardless of whether they actually needed them. He made people want them and that so often translated into a sale because the desire was so strong. THAT is genius. Apple is now the biggest tech company in the entire world.
Not many people have been able to so successfully transform a company's fortunes (remember how shitty Apple were before iPods? Now look where they are. EVERYWHERE.)
iPods are clunky if you ask me. And EVERYONE makes touch screen phones. That isn't anything special, they weren't even the first to do it. And I wouldn't call OS X "usable". I think it takes a rather "special" person in order to use them properly. Mac users give "PCs" such flak for not being "user-friendly"..... But you have to install a program to uninstall another one? Really, Apple? And the folder organization is horrendous, and I'm not one for much of organization on my computer to begin with!
Over-hyped, over-priced, I don't call that innovation.....