Boy Genius Report says today that according to the latest news from DigiTimes, two of Appleâ€™s iPad and iPhone manufacturing partners, Foxconn and Quanta Computer, have said that Steve Jobs' resignation as Apple CEO last week will have â€œminimalâ€ impact on supply chain orders. According to the report, Jobsâ€™ successor as CEO, Tim Cook, has already been working with the manufacturing process in recent weeks when he has been acting CEO during Jobsâ€™ then temporary, but now permanent, absence. However, as far as Appleâ€™s "brand recognition, creativity and innovation" is concerned, DigiTimesâ€™ sources say that there is a possibility that these elements could be affected by Jobsâ€™ departure, depending on whether or not Apple can find another â€œdriver of innovationâ€ like Jobs. DigiTimes adds that Jobsâ€™ leaving could also give some of its rivals, such as HTC and Samsung, a chance to catch up, and that we could see a shift in the industry as a whole over the coming months. Only time will tell.
Source: Apple suppliers expect minimal impact from Jobs's departure