Published on October 5th, 2012 | by Tawann Guice0
One Year Without Apple Founder Steve Jobs
Since the inception of Lifestyles Defined, every post I have ever written was typed with a three string purpose. This was to inspire thought in the reader, provoke and enlighten . Often viewed as an Apple basher and or perhaps a Microsoft fan-boy…and well…know that you may not be met with much resistance there. Never the less there is a fact no matter how much it may reverse the flow of blood running through my veins to say, Steve Jobs almost single handedly took over the world with no more than Apple in hand.
He was the embodiment of an iron clad fist, doing things has way, while simultaneously telling you why your idea is not a good idea, all the while attempting to making your idea better. My only question to that would be…Who the hell does that? Well now you and I know!
INNOVATION: Something that many consider Apple to in fact NOT be known for. The error in most is their ability to know the differences between creation, and innovation. First and foremost; we should re-familiarize ourselves with these definitions. To Create means simply to bring into existence. So what was not present prior to now, was not created until now. To innovate means to make changes or to do something that has already been done in a new way. Now having been reeducated on these points, ask your self and be honest. Has apple been a creator or an innovator?
Painstakingly I will inform you now that nothing created by Apple has ever not already “Been”; prior to any Apple announcement. The ultimate fact is Apple is very much an innovative company. Re-creating what was with the intent on making it bold, beautiful and bright for the world. Lets just be clear with what I am expressing. There was nothing pretty about OEM an company’s PCs or Desktop computers. The first Laptops were not so dissimilar from pulling out a Video Cassette Recorder (VCR) and placing it on your lap. Clunky and ugly! Overtime the typical would be made different, and the usual made to look extraordinarily unusual! Who would have though that the common Notebook computer would be rethought of and no thicker than the average index finger? Who could have imagined the transition from Compact Disk (CD) players to a device that had the capacity of a thousand audio songs, along with the fact the the device was…Well…All white? Marketing brilliance, or idea theft? Hmmm…We will get to that momentarily. Still; Apple was able to bring about a technological change, that would almost mimic the changing of time while still keeping up with the level of advancement for these times. From iPods to iPhones to iPads and just about any and everything “i” would be soon associated with Apple, but therein lies the arrogance of a man and his company believing they are responsible for changing the world.
Steve Jobs focus was making what was, and or is, better. In this line of thinking is it possible for a person to become lost in their own ideas of innovation, believing it now to be creation? Certainly believing you are the creator of something would entitle you to some sort of legal compensation; should someone infringe on the aspects of said creation whether in whole or in part. Now the oxymoron here would be, how is a company legally compensated for their product being infringed if they are no more than an innovating company; that has in so many ways infringed on other companies? Ahhh!!! Do the pieces began to look like they fit now? August 2012, Apple was awarded upwards of one billion dollars in damages due to a copyright suit against Korean OEM company Samsung. This all comes just about one month from the release of the iPhone 5 and almost two months to the anniversary of the death of Steve Jobs himself. (5) Seems to be the magic number.
The last known project that Jobs was said to have had a direct involvement in was the iPhone 5, which has actually seem to come with somewhat of a haunting in the form of 5 technical issues. One of said issues could very well have the device recalled. I don’t often like playing with numbers simply because they can sometimes be a bit inconclusive, but what does this all mean? We may never know…and by the way Steve Jobs was (56) at the time of his death.
Just one more note worthy point, there was not 5 iPhones released to date, there were actually 8.
iPhone: 1St Gen
iPhone: 2nd Gen (2G) No Your eyes do not deceive you!
iPhone: 3rd Gen (3G)
iPhone: 3rd Gen S Model (3GS)
iPhone: 4 (G4)
iPhone: 4S Again, your eyes do not deceive you!!!
iPhone: 5 …and still, YOUR EYES DO NOT DECEIVE YOU!!!!!!!!!!
…The evolution of Apple innovation!!!! Thank you Steve Jobs for reinventing the wheel!
This post was not meant to demean Steve Jobs in anyway but only to inform the reader of his accomplishments as an innovator and not as a creator! Never the less Jobs was an iCon bringing a type of change that would reform “US” into “i” almost overnight, and his legacy will continue on.
February 24, 1955 – October 5, 2011