Steve Jobs Resigns as CEO of Apple

by 9 years ago

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.

We don't need to tell you how huge of a role Jobs has played in the past three decades, first by introducing the world to the personal computer, then by reinventing the company with the iPod, iPhone, and iPad. Jobs has resurrected a company that was barely standing in the early 90s and turned it into what is today one of if not the most successful company in the world.

Not everyone is a Mac diehard, but tell us about your favorite Apple products in the comments. I'll start: my family's first PC was a Quadra 610 and I still remember it as more reliable and less prone to crashes and other hiccups than my current MacBook Pro. Oh well, I guess this new one is a little more powerful than the old one.

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