The focus is off on this photo — shot at Steve Jobs’ last Apple keynote, this past June at WWDC — but I love the expression on Steve’s face as he takes back the slide clicker from Scott Forstall for a few minutes, to unveil iCloud.
John Gruber made a prescient observation during that event: “He’s here, but this is the first post-Steve keynote.”
I don’t know if Steve or anyone at Apple knew that day that it would actually be Jobs’ last keynote. But in hindsight, it was a wonderful handoff.
I’m happy that I got to see Steve speak in person once, this past June at WWDC. This is a photo I took that day.
Apple: The next chapter
Tim Cook’s biggest challenge as CEO will be to continue scaling Apple as it experiences rapid growth.
It wouldn’t be insane for Apple to have to ship 500 million units per year by the end of the decade. So Tim Cook will have to figure out how to become the type of company that can ship 500 million gadgets per year — from product design to iCloud server infrastructure to manufacturing and sales.