Some have mused that the iPhone 5 just wasn't ready in time for yesterday's keynote. They point to leaked specs, photos, case designs, etc. In light of today's sad news, I can't help but wonder if the decision to hold off on a new iPhone wasn't made just prior to August, when Steve stepped down, in order to prolong his immediate legacy a bit. After all, if the phone was in fact in the final stages of completion, or complete, it would have been done while Steve was still very much active in day to day operations, approving every curve and nuance. How poignant would it be to have one last new design blessed by Steve, unveiled after his death? Not to mention it would sell like crazy. I could easily see Mr. Jobs dictating that the iPhone 5 be released after he was gone.