Yes. You've probably heard the news. He quits. Yes.
Steve's news were all over the place. And yes, it has been rumoured before he even send his resignation letter.
Why he did that? Just assume he's sick (in which he is) and being Apple CEO can kill him. However he did mentioned that he can either be members of board of directore, employees or whatshit. (Thats demanding).
And the result of his action? He is so significant, whatever he did will affect the whole company. Yes. Like? Apple stocks in the stock market falls greatly. Yes. The same thing happens before when he ask for a medical leave. He was into this liver transplant shit and Apple's stocks only recover when he came back.
Whatever it is, it is a good competition in the gadget world with his presence. Yet we never will be able to tell what will take place in the future of smartphones and internet tablets.
Hope everything ends well.