Steve Jobs Resigns As CEO Of Apple

Some shocking and disappointing news has surfaced today from a press release by Apple.

Steve Jobs has officially resigned as CEO of Apple, and he is going to be replaced by Tim Cook (who took over Apple while Jobs went on his second leave of absence due to ongoing medial issues). Jobs has mentioned that while he is resigning as CEO he still wishes to be Chairman of the Board.

You can read Steve Jobs official letter of resignation below:

To the Apple Board of Directors and the Apple Community:

I have always said if there ever came a day when I could no longer meet my duties and expectations as Apple’s CEO, I would be the first to let you know. Unfortunately, that day has come.

I hereby resign as CEO of Apple. I would like to serve, if the Board sees fit, as Chairman of the Board, director and Apple employee.

As far as my successor goes, I strongly recommend that we execute our succession plan and name Tim Cook as CEO of Apple.

I believe Apple’s brightest and most innovative days are ahead of it. And I look forward to watching and contributing to its success in a new role.

I have made some of the best friends of my life at Apple, and I thank you all for the many years of being able to work alongside you.

Steve

Steve Jobs has been one admirable individual and one extraordinary leader with too many accomplishments to name. Jobs will definitely be missed by everyone in the tech community, and we wish Steve Jobs the best to him and his family.

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