So Apple co-founder and CEO Steve Jobs recently resigned his post citing health problems. I'll be the first to say that I'm no Apple fan. My first and only piece of their equipment was an iPad I got as a present. I skipped iPods for sansas and Zunes and never felt the need to pay extra for a similarly spec'd PC. Be that as it may, no one can deny that Apple changed the landscape of consumer electronics, and I would have to say for the better.
Apple certainly wasn't the first to come up with a portable drive based music player, but they certainly did it with the best style and marketing. It is easy to fault Apple with having a cult like following, but such things don't simply pop into existence. A company doesn't magically gain a following. Whatever Apple did, it did it well. Products such as the iPhone and iPad continue this trend. Slick looking electronics, in the price range of a wide variety of people. Clearly, "It just works" appeals to people.
What do you think? Has Apple done the world good? What will happen now that Jobs is stepping down?