Steve Jobs has resigned as CEO of the company effective immediately. Tim Cook will be the new CEO – but the question remains if Apple stocks as well as the general direction of the company will stay the same. To be honest: Apple’s policy of moving towards the consumer market and leaving the pro sector, was criticized by lots of producers around the world – on the example of recent Final Cut Pro X debacle (many professional editors see Final Cut Pro X as an improved version of iMovie, not an improved version of Final Cut Pro) or the discontinuing of professional server products such as XSAN. I hope that Apple will not continue provoking the pro audience – but speaking from a pessimistic perspective, Logic Audio X could be the next Garage Band Pro.
Earlier this month, Apple became the largest publicly-traded company in the world, surpassing Exxon-Mobil for the position.