I had a feeling he was going to pass away by the end of the year, but only a day after the iPhone event? Sounds like a miracle that he survived to get that one last product completed, or he died a few days ago and Apple kept it under wraps in some crazy conspiracy to prevent their stocks from dropping and keep up customer morale.
Aside from the tragedy, he is one of the greatest minds of the past century and his vision of the world is very quickly becoming a reality. With the multitude of cloud networks, iOS devices, and compatibility between devices quickly changing the world, especially what is expected in the next year. This is a revolution he shaped and envisioned, and it's too bad he didn't survive to see it become a reality.
Sort of reminds me in the Old Testament when Moses dies upon the Jews reaching Israel.
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