79. "Software is what will distinguish products in the next 10 years. And I think the technology for software is just starting to come into its own."
Where: Newsweek, Sept. 29, 1985
Post-Apple departure in 1985, Jobs predicts that software will be the distinguishing aspect of the products offered to consumers. Funny, he made this statement just prior to announcing his new company NeXt, which developed the software Mac OS X, and iOS, is based on.