What does this mean for Apple? Probably not a lot. They're on the right track, Jobs has set the proper course for the organization...the innovation isn't going to just cease. Cook & company will carry on. But this is sad news. Ever since I was wooed into the Apple family by my wife when I purchased my first - and only - Macbook (which I'm typing this on right now) back in March of 2009, I've been a full-fledged Apple believer. An iPod followed, then an iPad, though this and the follow-up iPad2 purchase became purchases for my wife as I still am not sold on a tablet...too much in love with my Macbook. Then there's the iPhone, God's gift to...well, to anyone smart enough to buy one. Droid was good, but the iPhone is a new world. Love it...love it...can't live without it.
Now I've gotten off track a little. What are your thoughts on Apple's next steps? Will they miss a beat without Jobs? Will they remain the leader...the incredibly innovative money-making machine that they have been for so long? Will I still find my happy place inside the Apple store at the Fashion Show mall on the Las Vegas strip?
And what about Jobs? This won't be a Brett Favre thing. I believe he's truly done this time. This is more like Magic after his health situation. Retired, back for the all-star game, and then off into the sunset. Seriously, Jobs health is not good....and that's sad. We all should be praying for him...I know I am. And I wish him the best and I hope that Apple continues to stay on track without him.