“In the future, many will look at decisions made by Apple and debate whether Steve would have made the same decision. That’s a pointless exercise. As civilization advances, as market conditions change, as new threats and opportunities arise, Apple will face circumstances that Steve Jobs never imagined. Tim Cook and his executive team will make their own decisions.
“But I have no doubt that their decisions will be based on Steve Jobs’ principles—the same principles that have made Apple the most valuable company on earth.”
What’s the point in asking a question that has no answer? “Would Steve have done this?” “Would have he approved this?” He is Apple’s inspiration now and nothing more. Life goes on and yes, no one is irreplaceable.