First, Apple’s founder and CEO Steve Jobs sells almost $300 million worth of personal Apple shares (or returned them to the company, for tax purposes). Then, Avie Tevanian, the company’s chief software and technology officer calls it quits!
Tevanian is said to have been the “prime inspiration for the highly successful OS X operating system.” Woe to Apple then! So what would happen to Mac OS X? I’m hoping the Mac OS X Leopard is every bit as great as Tiger was.
iPod engineering head Jon Rubinstein in also leaving the company. Their products seemed so successful in the market and among Apple fans, especially given recent developments (new Intel-based Macs, rumours of wireless-connected iPods). Perhaps they’re quitting while they’re ahead. Does this signal they’re expecting some impending doom for Apple?