October 5, 2012, marks the first anniversary of Steve Jobs’s death. And, boy, has Apple missed him! One year on, and what has the company – which is widely considered one of the world’s most avant-garde organizations – achieved? It released a sleek but somewhat underwhelming iPhone 5, and rumors circulate about the production of a smaller iPad – hardly earth-shattering innovations. Apple rushed out its map application, making it available before it was ready. Meanwhile, Apple’s launches and press conferences no longer create the air of anticipation that Jobs’s announcements commanded. Could it be that the tech world is a little lackluster without Jobs boldly blazing trails and speaking his mind?

Yet, while Apple finds its feet in a post-Steve Jobs world, it remains the most profitable company in the world. The development of its much-publicized television may put it back on track as the unquestioned leader in innovation.

To learn more about Jobs’s success and legacy, take a look at these titles:

Steve Jobs

The Steve Jobs Way

Inside Apple 

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