Somebody could come along that has the same skills as Steve Jobs had....but it's highly unlikely. There are only a few people in any given century that stand out from the crowd. 50+ years from now and beyond, Steve Jobs will be known as the Edison/Ford/Picaso (all wrapped up in one) of our time. It's the "all wrapped up in one" thing that made him so outstanding.....and, yes, that unique. This doesn't mean Apple is doomed® without Steve Jobs.