I haven't seen anything to indicate he was particularly greedy. He was successful - does that mean he was greedy?
I'm not an Apple fan, but I must say, I recently got an iPhone 4, and it is an excellent cell phone. Even if it is twice as heavy as the competition, and so locked down that you can't do many of the things you'd like to do. But it's very good for phone calls.
No successful isn´t the same as greedy. That´s why I classified him as a *successful greedy one". Greedy he was. Hey, he was the guy behind Apple today. Overpriced stuff, patent abuse, bullying competition, etc. only overpriced points to success, people wanted the products at any price. All other topics rather are indicators of greed (still further developing). So in spite of being a innovator, Mr Jobs and his company Apple still ended up being a innovation cracker/blocker, driven by greed,
There are many other things, like selfish, why he choose to substitute him a man who can't hold the company? maybe he didn't want a shadow on his name? I said that I dislike the "cult to Saint Jobs" everything was promotion of his name. A visionary? I'm not so sure unless visionary is to see what others are doing, copy and promote through advertisement.
He made many mistakes but the "cult" forgot everything because he didn't sell gadgets, he sold status "for xxxx dollars you can't be just like a movie star, we include a phone in the deal"; iPhone doesn't work? you're dumb, you don't know how to handle it; Chinese overworked and underpaid? it doesn't matter, he didn't know; I can go on but I think I made the point.
I know some people who works for banks, they work very hard, they stay after hours without compensation, they leave half life there only hoping to go up in the ranks and have a better life, just like their bosses, almost none got it because the pyramid is very narrow at the top. I've always thought they are payed in dreams. That was what Jobs used to sell: dreams, and his own image.
About the phone, almost any Nokia was a good phone for calls in their pre-MS era.