Will his absence until the end of June because of his health issues affect Disney’s and Apple’s close relationship not to mention the future of iTunes? Hollywood is pondering that right now. I have to say yes. He is the embodiment of creativity when it comes to delivery so the content companies have to be weighing their options anew. Just look at the dismal state of Sony when a once out-of-the-box thinking corporation stops setting the standard and falls behind its competitors.

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