With the popularity of iPhone, iPad and Apple App Store and the surging market value of Apple, many people may have an idea that Steve Jobs makes his greatest achievement in the era of the internet. In fact the successes of Macintosh, NeXT and Pixar all have nothing to do with the internet.
When it comes to iPhone we can say that it is Steve Jobs that has transferred the whole internet onto the platform of cell phones and makes the telecom enterprises more and more marginalized.
Without iPhone Nokia, the established cell phone manufacturer, would go on following its routine with the telecom enterprises. And the new cell phone manufacturers such as RIM would go on colluding with the telecoms to share the traditional market revenue.
It is Apple that has broken the ice of the market pattern.
We can be sure that Steve Jobs hates the existing cell phones. And he also has a good understanding of the power of the internet. Apple also has the strong ability of designing software and hardware and has operated the portable electronic products such as iPod successfully. And Apple was really a blank sheet in the field of cell phone before iPhone. Those facts can explain the birth of iPhone.
Google may also have the plan to marginalize the telecoms. And Apple just accelerates this process and provides much inspiration for Android and other cell phone operating systems.
The iPad has proved that the whole computer industry becomes common, undistinguished and uninspired. It is Steve Jobs that takes us into a new era and gives us much inspiration on the internet and computers.