Summary Box: Silicon Valley sees success post-Jobs

REACTION TO STEVE JOBS: His resignation came as little surprise in the Silicon Valley. His health troubles, which have included pancreatic cancer and a liver transplant, are well known.

WHAT IT’LL MEAN TO APPLE: Few doubted that Apple would continue to succeed ? at least for the next few years ? even without its legendary leader.

THE CATCH: Although Apple is believed to have a pipeline of products for the coming years, there’s concern that the company has relied on Jobs’ cult of personality to market its innovative products.