Former Apple CEO John Sculley has stated that Samsung with their Galaxy Tab tablet range are the only company that stand a chance of toppling the iPad from it’s lofty position on top of the slate pile.
Sculley remains a controversial figure in Apple’s history, joining the company at Steve Jobs’ request after being instrumental in the rise of the Pepsi brand, before making a sharp exit in 1993. Sculley is thought to have pushed Jobs out during the early days of Apple, and licensed Apple’s user interface to Microsoft for Windows 1.0, resulting in years of litigation between the two companies
Despite this, Sculely retains a soft-spot for Apple, and sees the only genuine competition coming out of Samsung’s stable:
“I predict many good years ahead for Apple,” Sculley told the Economic Times.
“The only serious tablet competitor in sight to the iPad at this time is Samsung’s Galaxy.
“We know the landscape can change quickly but Apple has an extraordinary executive team.
“Companies like Sony are trying to deal with the challenges of the legacy businesses (like the money losing television unit) while Apple is riding a wave and can focus all its talent on the future.”