Oracle CEO Larry Ellison has been a controversial figure in the tech world, not because of his company but rather his penchant for calling out other tech luminaries and companies when he speaks.

In an interview with CBS News, Ellison said Apple will go down without the presence of Steve Jobs. Jobs, one of the most influential personalities in the world and co-founder of Apple, passed away in 2011, leaving a chasm in Apple’s leadership. CEO Tim Cook has tried to revive iPhone 5 sales around the world, but so far Android’s dominance coupled with low-cost smartphone alternative have made iPhone 5 a tough sell in many markets. So what does Ellison feel about Apple and its chances in the market and industry post Jobs. Have a look at this video:

There’s no doubt that Jobs was a massive presence in Apple and one always got the feeling that Apple's products and services were on the right track when Jobs was at the helm. As always, it’s difficult to fill a void left behind by the passing away of someone of Jobs' stature. But does that mean Apple is going downhill? Do you agree with Ellison? Let us know in the comments.

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