It is beauty of vision and leadership quality from Steve Job that Apple will always be cynosure of the world technology company. I wish him good health and hope Steve will be with us when new Apple Head Quarter inagurates.
The current scenario for Apple is that their products have become more popular than the founder. For for consumers it is the product that counts not even the company name or its CEO . Apple products have become very popular in Asia but very few of these end customers will care to know that Apple's founder has resigned .
Here's another data point: As of Monday afternoon, Apple's stock was trading at above $389, up more than 3 percent from the closing price on Aug. 24, before Jobs' resignation was announced. Investors have quickly come to grips with the resignation.
How many of you have been working on a design and had to release it before it was, in your opinion, completely finished?
That was the key contribution from Steve Jobs. Yes, he and his staff picked the right product at the right time (usually). But a lot of companies do that. What I see is that at his insistence, the designers got a little extra time to make sure that the UI and operation was easy and intuitive. That's a small thing, but adds time and expense that most companies are not willing to spend. Most stop at "just good enough." where Apple doesn't.