By Marcus Leach

Shares in technology giants Apple (AAPL:US) have fallen nearly 5% following the resignation of chief executive Steve Jobs.

Mr Jobs announced his resignation in a short letter after having undergone a liver transplant due to pancreatic cancer, citing his inability to meet the full criteria of his position.

Apple's primary listed shares on the New York Nasdaq dropped by more than 5%, whilst early trading in their secondary listing were down 4.5%.

"Apple will do just fine," Van Baker, an analyst at Gartner, told the BBC

"There are so many talented people there, and Steve's attention to detail is baked into the culture."

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