Summary Box: Fans says Apple is more than Jobs

THE FAN REACTION: Fans and would-be customers believe Apple will survive even without Steve Jobs in charge.

SHOULDERS SHRUG: At Apple’s Fifth Avenue store in Manhattan, people scrolled through Facebook photos, checked bank account balances and watched videos on YouTube. They weren’t talking about Jobs’ departure unless asked by a reporter.

THE PRODUCTS ARE IMPORTANT: Apple’s creative genius lies in being able to attract a mass-market audience. These are the folks who may only vaguely know that Jobs is the force behind the iPhone in their pocket or the iPad in their hands.