I woke up this morning with  some certain sadness in the air, Steve jobs had indeed passed away. For a long time I’ve been known to cut apple no slack what so ever, in fact, many know be to be the anti-apple. Still, in all my dislike towards the company, the one thing I could never deny was Steve Jobs’ brilliance.

As a Microsoft fan boy, you’ve got to make peace with your love-hate relationship for Steve. No one has rung Microsoft’s bell more times than Steve and the apple camp. This directly lead to plenty of competition and has always lit a fire under Microsoft’s ass. Nothing is more telling of this than the latest Windows Phone 7. Steve’s innovation forced Microsoft to scrap it all and come once more.

As I am heavy anti-Apple these days, I still feel like a tribute is owed to such a great innovator. I have voiced my opinion on how innovation left Apple when Steve walked out the door, I am still convinced there will be none of this at Apple after Steve. Although still not convinced the iPhone 4S is purely from Steve, I feel it will be the last of his innovation (maybe not, the iPhone 5 could be the very last) I could get my hands on. And so, I am considering the iPhone 4S as a “nod” from me to Steve for a job well done. And by job well done, I mean, forcing an entire industry to break their lazy habits and innovate.

I owned an iPhone 4 once upon a time, and didn’t have all bad things to say about it; in fact, it was still worlds ahead of any android device I’ve ever used. Trading up my secondary phone (which is currently Motorola atrix) for the new iPhone 4S really wouldn’t be a big deal. Also taken into consideration I already own an iPad 2 as well.

My point here is not to get too deep into the multi-device life conversation, my point here is to own a part of a great innovator’s legacy. And so, I am considering the iPhone 4S.

 

 

originally posted at LifeStylesDefined.com

8 COMMENTS

  1. A real tribute to Steve Jobs would be to stay true to yourself. If you are anti-apple I’m quite sure Mr. Jobs would want you to stay that way. (Revenue dollars aside, that is)

  2. some people drop their kids to catch a baseball at a game…others consider buying an iphone. i suppose “dumbest” is one of those truly relative things…. humph… who would have thought.

  3. In a weird way I feel the same. Like being a lifelong diehard pistons fan but respecting he heck out of Michael Jordan for his drive and talent to make things happen.

  4. I guess i just can’t relate. I may talk crap, but I’m not an “apple hater”. I simply don’t give a shit about apple products as they don’t appeal to, nor impress me. I don’t understand the cult-like following, but more importantly the products just don’t matter to me.

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