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John Sculley: iPad’s Only Rival - Galaxy Tab

Almost 30 years after his first meeting with Steve Jobs, John Sculley has given an inside perspective on Apple's development, perspective and weaknesses.

He was recruited by the late Steve Jobs to be Apple's CEO, despite John Sculley acting as PepsiCo's president and having no previous experience with computers.

After Steve Jobs jested Sculley with the infamous pitch of: "Do you want to sell sugar water for the rest of your life, or do you want to come with me and change the world?" John Sculley joined Apple and was the company's CEO between 1983 and 1993.

Twenty years later and Sculley has maintained an accurate insight into the market, revealing his opinions in an interview with Sangeetha Kandavel, from The Economic Times. John Sculley predicts that the Cupertinobased company still has "many good years ahead".

Within the tablet market where Apple remains the undisputed leader, the only challenging competitor is Samsung with its Galaxy line-up.

When it comes to mobile phone however, although the majority of analysts have disregarded them, John Sculley is confident that Microsoft and Nokia have the potential to "surprise the industry with a successful low-end smartphone. "

Source: EconomicTimes (opens in new tab)

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