Apple Inc has remained in the headlines throughout this week. The news leading to the launch of a new version of iPhone, the iPhone 4S launch on Tuesday and the death of its co-founder and one of America's creative geniuses, Steve Jobs, on Wednesday.
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Many believe that it will be business as usual at Apple despite the death of Steve Jobs. Apple Inc's stocks dropped on slightly on the on the first day of trading after Steve Jobs' death in markets' vote of confidence in the current management team of Apple. Steve Jobs had put in place an orderly transition. He had resigned as CEO six weeks ago and handed over the reins to his protege, Tim Cook, who had also steered the company many times during Jobs's medical leaves.
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Many key executives of Apple have been with the company for years, with many of joining after Jobs's retuned in 1997 to the company co-founded and they had been groomed by Steve Jobs.
Cook, after taking over the reins, has committed to maintain "a company and culture that is unlike any other in the world." He will have plenty of help from Jobs-groomed executives dubbed a management "dream team" by some analysts.
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Many analysts say that the Apple may see a sales bump for its products with Jobs' death Wednesday adding to the Apple mystique. iPhone 4S, which was the last device to be unveiled while Steve Jobs was alive, will go on sale on October 14 and the pre-ordering begins on October 07.
Apple's 357 stores across the globe have already turned into shrines, attracting people who want to mourn together.