Thursday, October 6, 2011 at 11:38 am.

Passing the torch

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 his last keynote. But in hindsight, it was a wonderful handoff.

Steve Jobs and Scott Forstall