SAN FRANCISCO — In the end, Steve Jobs left the world to his own devices.
As macabre as it might seem, Jobs’ death Wednesday will only add to the Apple mystique — and profit. The iPhone, iPad, iPod and Mac will, no doubt, get a sales boost as consumers pay the ultimate tribute to one of America’s creative geniuses.
That could be especially true for the latest iPhone, scheduled to go on sale Friday. The lines were going to be long anyway, but now there are bound to be even more people clambering for the iPhone 4S — the last device to be unveiled while Jobs was alive.