Agreed. If this is any indication of the normal product development time line then we will be seeing insanely great Apple products for quite some time even if they can't come up with anything w/o Steve. (which is unlikely, but not impossible).

noting that the design registration for the iPad was completed in 2004 but not introduced to the marketplace until last year.

"If it turns out that President Barack Obama can make a deal with the most intransigent, hard-line, unreasonable, totalitarian mullahs in the world but not with Republicans? Maybe he’s not the problem."