I decided I would buy an ipod the other day... after having an extremely disappointing COWON X7 (sounds great...usability-wise impossible). I mean I'm not a fan of the old apple, but I can't argue when it is cheap, so easy to use and the sound quality is good enough.
I'm truly very sad to hear about Mister Jobs. My boss was telling me the other day how he would take an ipod... and look at it... but then take some headphones... put them in... and then say 'the click didn't sound right when I plugged them in... Change it'
Such a perfectionist in just one aspect of product design shows in the high levels of quality products that apple have created and can be proud of.
I'd like to take a quote from his Stanford speech, a little dramatic, but the message is good:
"Remembering that I'll be dead soon is the most important tool I've ever encountered to help me make the big choices in life. Because almost everything — all external expectations, all pride, all fear of embarrassment or failure – these things just fall away in the face of death, leaving only what is truly important. Remembering that you are going to die is the best way I know to avoid the trap of thinking you have something to lose. You are already naked. There is no reason not to follow your heart."
RIP Steve Jobs