Apple will go on without Mr. Jobs directing its day to day operations, but the reality is that people like Steve Jobs really cannot be replaced. I new he would be retiring soon, but I thought he would wait till the release of the iPhone 5. I don't want to speculate on this. Every person deserves their privacy.
The impact Mr. Jobs had on the industry cannot be understated. While I always felt that Apple did not cater to developing countries like the Philippines, and if Apple had their way our computers and smartphones would cost more, the innovations brought about by Apple, directly or indirectly, benefitted us all.
The past thirty years has been quite a ride, and it was magical watching you.