This article is now a few days old and we know more, my conclusion is:
I’ve going away shows that something inside Apple is not Apple any more and we are at Risk of seeing Innovation. They need a new Ive, yes it could be great to have a bold new approach Designer, but the honest fact is I’ve is special. If there was a replacement for him, what company is he working at now? We see many products that look cool but little that actually drive human Kind forward. The reason we have these products is not an apple that said yes, but someone who had the thought and someone who implement it.
If it was easy being Apple then there would be many Apples, instead we have a Samsung and others who focus on the half baked factor and a declining Apple. Apple might blend into the crowed if they follow their current path.