Originally Posted By: NucleusG4
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.

I think I heard during a Keynote from Jobs him self.
Apple was working on the iPad for years - then the iPhone pop in their heads and launched that first. Which makes sense to me to shelve the iPad for another few years