Apple Without Steve Jobs Scares The Crap Out Of Wall Street

Just how deeply is Steve Jobs intertwined with the existence and vitality of Apple? Every time concerns over the company's former-CEO have risen, Apple's stock took an appreciable tumble. Today's resignation news appears to be no different.

After each dip, AAPL's rebounded, climbing to today's enormous price. But that price is already slipping in after hours trading as I write this. We'll see if there's a rebound.

Aug 1, 2004 - Jobs undergoes pancreatic surgery

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Jan 14, 2009 - Jobs receives a liver transplant

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Jan 17, 2011 - Jobs announces a medical leave of absence

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