You read it right here. Some two days before Steve Jobs stepped down as CEO of Apple, this blogger wrote of that very thing happening.

Of course, Jobs has not left Apple altogether, he has simply, well, changed jobs. Jobs now serves as Chairman of the Board at Apple, while former Apple COO Tim Cook takes the reins as CEO. Cook was also given 1 million shares for signing on for ten years.

At Friday's market close, a million shares of Apple were worth about $383 million.

What does this all mean for the future of Apple and its 'magical' products? Well, with Cook at the helm, and visionaries like Scott Forstall and Jonathan Ive designing these products, it signals that the company will continue on business as usual. And with the next generation of iPhone coming out next month, and the iPad 3 slated for next spring, Cook will be taking Apple to the next level.

What we have not seen is a new iPod product from Apple in quite a while, and September is usually the time that we get news of things like that before the end of the year. As difficult as it has been to keep a lid on new products, Apple has kept secrets in the past, and may be holding out for a spectacular new release this fall the rumor mills have missed.

I wouldn't hold my breath on that.

What we have yet to see in today's technology market are new innovative products and genres that haven't been dominated by Apple. I'm sure they are out there, but when Apple hype covers up the news, how do you dig up the other stuff?

I'll be looking into what up-and-coming products there are out there, but I'd love to get your feedback. Please add your comments below and let me know what you've found. Please provide links to sites with legitimate information. I'm anxious to hear from you.

Matthew Hinman is the Southwest Region Online Coordinator with American Consolidated Media. He is involved with the development and implementation of ACM's websites in Texas and other areas.