STEVE JOBS RESIGNS AS APPLE CEO

Posted: August 25, 2011 by weldedgrass in Nerd Stuff, Technology
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Wow what news.. Seems this tech giant didn’t feel he could continue in his current role. Here is the letter of resignation:

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

Well well.. The board have appointed Tim Cook as CEO, as Jobs requested. Cook, now former COO, is no stranger to the role and is the obvious choice, he has been the acting CEO during Jobs’ medical leaves.

Jobs still remains in the company as requested and has been made Chairman.

Big news, this could mean a new direction for Apple. We’ll wait and see.

Via Tech Crunch

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